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Scholarships for Homeschool Graduates

College tuition, especially at private Christian schools, can be daunting. To give your homeschooler more options and lighten the burden of student loans, your family can consider the various scholarship options. To help, we’ve put together a list of scholarship programs especially for homeschoolers.

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How to Spot Busywork

When first starting homeschooling, some families struggle with knowing when to customize the curriculum they buy. Some families struggle to complete every single question or activity that comes as part of the curriculum, but we’re here to tell you the good news: you don’t have to do everything! (We heard that sigh of relief!)

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5 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home

We spend a lot of time in our homes throughout the winter months, which has a tendency to make us a little stir crazy. Instead of just waiting for this silver-white winter to melt into spring, try these five easy suggestions from Do South Magazine to refresh your living spaces and make it more enjoyable to homeschool (and relax) in your home.

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Monarch FAQs: How Do I Customize the Calendar?

Instead of making you fit your child to a rigid homeschool schedule, Monarch equips families with the tools to have a homeschool schedule as flexible as you need it to be! Watch our helpful video to customize the calendar in Monarch and get a personalized learning experience with our award-winning online curriculum.

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Year-Round Celebration Inspiration

After the final Christmas present is unwrapped and the last New Year’s balloon deflates, how can you keep a spirit of celebration alive in your home? In a recent Facebook webcast with AOP, Vicki Bentley from HSLDA joined us to share inspiration for incorporating holidays into your homeschool all year long!

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Important Security Tip for 2020

For your protection from scammers, the National Association of Consumer Advocates has advised always writing the year as 2020, so you don’t leave the door open for others to take advantage of you.

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20 Things to Do in 2020

New Year’s resolutions can be overrated, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the new year as inspiration to try some new fun things! The start of a new decade is also a perfect time to try new things, form good habits, and have a little fun. To inspire you with some ideas for 2020 goals, we’ve put together a list of 20 things to do in 2020.

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Printable 2020 Homeschool Calendar

With the start of another year, it’s the perfect time to reground yourself in what matters. As we start 2020, we can’t help but keep in mind the idea of perfect vision. Our vision and our focus (in homeschooling and beyond) can only be perfect when we start by setting our minds on things above.

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Raising Teenagers with Confidence and Joy: An Interview with Connie Albers

In a recent Facebook interview, we had the pleasure of learning from Connie Albers, a mother, speaker, and author of Parenting Beyond the Rules: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy. Connie’s mission is to help parents meet these needs in their children so they can live lives of joy and confidence.

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The Most Must-Have Christmas Foods

what are the most popular Christmas food items in your part of the country? Tess Koman, Senior Editor of Delish, recently dared to name the most iconic Christmas dish in all 50 states. Whether you agree with her or not, be sure to share the Christmas foods that are a must-have in your homeschool!

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Top Toys and Gifts of 2019

Looking for a special gift for each of your children can be time consuming. To help you with your Christmas shopping, we’ve scoured the web for 2019’s top toys and gifts. Check out each section for some perfect gift ideas corresponding to the age of your kids.

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Printable Christmas Caroling Lyrics

Caroling is a wonderful way to bring joy to people during the Christmas season. With our printable caroling lyrics sheet, you can take the gift of music to a local nursing home or hospital, around your neighborhood, or even just surrounded by family in the warmth of your own home. Download our free lyric sheets and warm up those vocal cords!

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YouTube CEO Gives Parental Advice on Watching Videos

51-year-old Susan Wojcicki, who has been the CEO of the world’s leading video-sharing platform since 2014, has five children and admits her younger children are limited to watching videos on YouTube Kids, which is designed for children younger than 13. She also believes in monitoring her children’s time consuming online content.

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25 Ways to Keep Spelling Fun

Although your child isn’t expected to know how to spell every word in the English language, spelling is an important aspect of a child’s education. However, that doesn’t mean it needs to be boring. Try these 25 spelling practice ideas from Caitlin Hynst to keep spelling fun for your homeschool students.

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The Best Christmas Light Display in Your State

One of the favorite Christmas traditions for many families is loading up the family with hot chocolate in hand to drive around the city to enjoy the local Christmas light displays. If you’re up for a little longer drive this year, you may want to visit your state’s #1 place to see Christmas lights according to the blog Cheapism.

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The Science of Gratitude

No one can argue that being grateful is a bad thing, but most people don’t realize just how transformative it can be to have a regular practice of gratitude. Whether it’s keeping a gratitude journal or being in the habit of sending thank you cards, research has shown that the science behind gratitude is life changing.

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6 Reasons Why Eating Chocolate While Studying Is Healthy

You probably don’t need additional excuses to enjoy a piece of chocolate, but did you know that researchers have discovered a connection between chocolate and higher brain functions?

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4 Everyday Activities for Teaching Life Skills to Kids

Although the academic side of homeschooling often gets the spotlight, teaching our children life skills is an equally, if not more important goal. Use these four everyday activities to teach your kids life skills without them even knowing you’re doing it!

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Mr. Rogers’ Advice for Successful Discipline

In a segment called “Mr. Rogers Talks with Parents About Discipline,” Mr. Rogers touches on several compelling ways that discipline can allow us to teach our children to “channel their energy in healthy ways.” These are 4 of the key elements of successful discipline according to Mr. Rogers’ interview sessions.

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Monarch FAQs: How Do I Reassign Coursework?

If your child struggles on an assignment, you may want her to review the material and redo the questions. With Monarch, doing this is easy.

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