Homeschooling Blog

The Pros and Cons of Using a Grocery Service

Supermarket News estimates that a third of all shoppers are now visiting the cereal aisle and the freezer section online. However, this practice has been met with mixed reviews. When considering whether or not to jump on the grocery services bandwagon, there are several important pros and cons to acknowledge.

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Do You Live in the Happiest State in America?

Do you live in the happiest state in America? To see how location affects happiness, analysts at WalletHub compared all 50 states using 31 key metrics, including sleep rate, work hours, sports participation, income growth, and safety. Suicide, long-term unemployment, divorce, and volunteer rates also played key factors.

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Online Learning Opens Doors

As we dive deeper into an age of technology, it is encouraging to see how technology can be used for good in the education sector. Learn how online learning has opened doors to travel and achieve dreams for two online students enrolled at Alpha Omega Academy.

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Why We Homeschool

Each child is unique and special. In the same way, each family is unique and chooses homeschooling for reasons that match their child and situation. Check out the top reasons why the people in your community chose homeschooling.

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Which States Have the Most Freedoms?

Based on a ranking of over 200 categories ranging from fiscal responsibility to personal freedoms and regulatory policies, Florida offers its citizens the most freedom among all 50 states in 2018. New Hampshire, Indiana, Colorado, and Nevada round out the top 5 in the latest Freedom in the 50 States project created by the Cato Institute.

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Grandparent Interview Free Printable

Learning history is important, but sometimes it can be dry and boring. Bring your history lesson to life by having your child interview a grandparent. When such personalized insight into the past is at our fingertips, who needs a time machine?

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10 Informative Reading Resources

To remind us to make reading a proactive choice, each year September 6 is deemed National Read a Book Day. To prepare for this year’s event in your homeschool family, check out these 10 informative reading resources from Alpha Omega Publications.

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The Most Time-Consuming Things to Do with Children

Do you ever wonder what you did with all your time before you had children? While you can’t change how you spent your time in the past, a new study from Great Britain has confirmed that most tasks take significantly longer once you enter the world of parenthood.

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The Most-Used Emojis of Homeschoolers

The emoji first appeared on Japanese mobile phones in 1999, but really boomed into pop culture in the 2010s. With such a huge selection to choose from, it was difficult for our Facebook followers to pick just one emoji as their favorite, but eventually, over 120 people helped us compile this fun list of the most-used emojis of homeschoolers.

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12 Easy Ways to Do Everyday Math with Your Young Child

Math doesn’t have to be and, frankly, shouldn’t be limited to problems in a workbook. In fact, you can find examples of math in the real world all around us. To keep math fun, try these 12 easy ways to do everyday math with your young child.

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Parenting Advice from Chip and Joanna Gaines

Since their reality television series Fixer Upper debuted on HGTV in 2013, Chip and Joanna Gaines have gained thousands of fans across the country for their design skills and emphasis on family. With the Gaines expanding their crew to five children this year, The Cheat Sheet compiled the best parenting advice from Chip and Joanna Gaines.

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How to Help Your Child Practice a New Instrument

Unlike teaching traditional subjects, many parents don’t know how to assist their child in learning how to play an instrument. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be helpful. Follow these practical tips to help your child be successful and accountable as he or she begins practicing a new instrument.

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How to Read with a Beginning Reader

As you start the transition to your child reading, remember to choose books that match his or her likes and interests and recognize that 15-20 minutes is a good amount of time for a rookie reader. In addition, here are five other practical tips for how to read with a beginning reader.

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Should There Be Guns at Churches?

Since 1999, there have been 18 fatal church shootings, including the 2017 shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, with 26 victims. Due to these incidents, some organizations are urging churches to be more prepared and be willing to use force if necessary.

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“No One Is Allowed to Tell Mommy What to Do” and Other Things Homeschoolers Say

To enter a recent Monarch giveaway, we asked our Facebook users to submit some of their cutest and funniest comments they’ve heard from their kids throughout their homeschooling days and years. What they had to say made our hearts melt and our sides hurt with laughter.

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10 Great State Fair Food & Fun Facts

When it comes to food and fun, it’s hard to beat a great state fair. While states celebrate their showcase events at different times throughout the year to display their state pride, August is a popular month for citizens to come together to form massive crowds. No matter where you live, check out these 10 great state fair food and fun facts.

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College Admission Tips for Homeschoolers

Homeschool families need to have a strong familiarity with the college application process and what select upper-education institutions are looking for on your student’s educational resume. With that in mind, U.S. News & World Report recently listed these three tips for homeschoolers after consulting with a few college admissions experts.

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Bill Gates and Another Reason to Homeschool

For the last seven years, Bill Gates has shared a biannual list of his best book recommendations. This year’s list of 5 books worth reading this summer, however, is concerning because of the inclusion of Origin Story: A Big History of Everything by David Christian.

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Printable August Activity Calendar for Young Kids

Don’t let the dog days of summer bring out the words “I’m bored” from the mouths of your young kids. Instead, print out this free August activity calendar for fresh ideas to entertain and educate your kids throughout the month.

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Should You Force Your Children to Eat Their Food?

Maybe you shouldn’t force your kids to eat their broccoli or brussels sprouts, after all. At least that’s what researchers at the University of Michigan are saying after concluding a study of nearly 250 children between the ages of 21-27 months.

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