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5 Websites You Could Be Using in Your Homeschool

We all know that the Internet has a vast wealth of information and helpful resources; however, sometimes that very size can actually get in the way of finding tools that are worthwhile and beneficial. To help you, see what you think about these five websites you could be using in your homeschool.

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Homeschooling Your Firstborn

Being a firstborn child can’t be easy. After all, our firstborn children must bear the brunt of our parenting and homeschooling mistakes simply for being the oldest. While some of those lessons can only come with experience, here are three practical points of advice we can keep in mind as we do our best to teach our eldest children.

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Western Cities Dominate Healthy City Rankings

The healthiest cities in America can claim many similarities, including the fact that 9 of the top 10 are located west of the Rockies. To determine the heathiest city in America, analysts at WalletHub compared 150 of the nation’s most populous cities, excluding suburbs, in the categories of health care, food, fitness, and green space.

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Types of Government Matching Quiz

Aristotle believed that all governments fell into one of three categories. Either one person rules, a few people rule, or many people rule. Yet, how well do you remember the different types of government? Take this matching quiz inspired by content from LIFEPAC Government & Economics to test your knowledge of international governments.

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Conversation Hearts for Homeschoolers

For over 150 years, conversation hearts have been printing short messages to share with those you love. While over 8 billion hearts are produced each year with familiar Valentine’s Day phrases from “Be Mine” to “Text Me,” none of those fits your family quite as nice as these 15 conversation hearts for homeschoolers.

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Giving Brings Couples Closer Together

A recent survey of nearly 700 couples who were married or living together showed that financial giving is often connected to healthy relationships. “This new report confirms what our donors already know: giving brings couples and families together,” said Elaine Martyn.

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Moms Share Advice for First Year of Homeschooling

We recently asked homeschoolers following AOP’s Facebook page to share their best advice for new homeschoolers. See how 12 of them responded as they reflected on their own first year of homeschooling.

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15 Facts You May Not Know about Laura Ingalls Wilder

Once told that writing for children was a waste of time, Laura Ingalls Wilder ignored that advice to become one of the most influential children’s authors of all time. To celebrate 150 years since her birth in a little house in the big woods, here are 15 facts you may not know about Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Influenza Spreading Rapidly in 40 States

The influenza virus is rapidly spreading in 40 states, and doctors are warning that the peak season is yet to come. See which states are reporting exceptionally high numbers so far this year.

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Groundhog Day Infographic

While many on Groundhog Day look forward to a much-anticipated spring, the groundhog can also serve as a reminder to look back to Christmas. To learn how Groundhog Day is connected to Christmas and much more, check out our infographic with some basic fun facts about Groundhog Day.

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Soup-er Comfort Food Recipes

Whether you’re looking for an idea to serve your family around the kitchen table on a crisp night or hosting a large gathering, try one of these soup-er comfort food recipes recommended by employees of Alpha Omega Publications.

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Should Your Homeschool Family Get an Intelligent Personal Assistant?

Should your homeschool family get an intelligent personal assistant? While most current users love the convenience of their assistants for things like music, grocery lists, news, traffic, weather, and sports scores, others remain hesitant about the latest technology.

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Teaching Tips and Hacks for Tying Shoes

After tying your own shoes thousands of times without really thinking, it can be a little tricky to go back to the basics and explain the steps to your child. However, instead of getting frustrated, try a few of these teaching tips and hacks to help your child lace them up and hit the ground running.

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DIY Calming Bottle

Appropriately named for their ability to calm down children, calming bottles or glitter jars are a great resource to have in your house, especially for children who are in preschool or younger. Best of all, they’re cheap and easy to make. Follow these eight simple instructions to create your own calming bottle.

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Homeschoolers, Betsy DeVos, and Bears, Oh My!

Since President Donald Trump selected Betsy DeVos as his nomination for U.S. Secretary of Education, the decision has been thoroughly reviewed by all sides, including HSLDA which outlined three things homeschoolers should know about the Michigan billionaire.

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9 Historical Facts on Presidential Inaugurations

Ever since 1801, the United States of America has prided itself on a peaceful transfer of power. That transition and symbol of democracy is celebrated every four or eight years on Inauguration Day. With the commencement of a new presidential term upon us, check out these nine historical facts to get you ready for Inauguration Day.

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DIY Snow Globe

Homemade snow globes are inexpensive, easy-to-make winter crafts that are especially fun for children. Great to give as homemade gifts or keep for your own decorations, these snow globes capture the fascination of people of all ages.

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Raising a Child Now Costs Over $233,000

According to the US Department of Agriculture, the cost of raising a child to the age of 17 is up to $233,610, a cost increase of 3 percent since the last report was released in August 2014.

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Eat This, Not That

Changing some of your eating habits doesn’t have to be a scary process. In fact, a lot of times, just a minor change can make a large difference. Try to fight your cravings this year with these 13 healthy food alternatives.

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Free Printable Book Log

Whether for your homeschool or pleasure, a reading log or book list can be a great way to measure progress and an excellent motivator to help you and your children read more throughout the year. To get started, simply use our free printable book log!

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