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    by Published on 08-03-2015 12:27 PM
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    I do customer support for Time4Learning.com, an online homeschool curriculum. A section of our parent forum is devoted to working parents. Two questions dominate the discussions topics: Can you work and homeschool? Can you work FROM HOME and homeschool?

    I've worked from home for close to ten years now. During that time, four of my six kids have graduated from our homeschool, attended college, and gone on to jobs or careers they enjoy . . . so I guess you can! I'm a pretty ordinary mom, and we've had our share of ups and downs along the way. I'd like to share a few things that have helped me manage these two demanding roles, and I hope you'll add your ideas and questions, too.

    Scheduled Flexibility

    I function best with a schedule, and I've found that to be true for my kids, too. With a growing family, our schedule changes often. What worked last year might not work today, so I'm constantly re-evaluating. When I would make a schedule change in the past, I worried that I might never "get it right". These days, I've come to accept that responding to the changes in our family situation IS getting it right! During the eighteen years we've been homeschooling, ...
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    We are using grade 3 reading with history this year. So far we have enjoyed the titles and the pacing. I am using it with my 3rd grader and ...
    by Published on 08-01-2015 11:52 AM

    And because it is that time of year, 56% of you said that you were starting the school year SOON in last week's poll... I decided to play off that and ask you another school year question! Plus it has been all over this forum and any homeschool board or group I belong to....

    Homeschool planners!
    Do you use one? Do you love it? Do you hate them? Want to start using them but not sure how?!

    I tried. I honestly did. I loved as a kid the neat teacher lesson plan book my Mom would get every Summer to plan our her school year(she was a school teacher for 37 years but fully supports our homeschooling choice!). It was always pretty and color-coded and filled with her neat handwriting and her whole main year laid out by the end of August.

    We started homeschooling and I ran right out and bought one and BOOM! We didn't do enough stuff outside the home, we used an online program that laid it out for us and it didn't look like the planner in my dreams. *sigh

    Every year I try.

    This year, there is only 1 child homeschooling. He will be a Senior. I will do my usual. I will make a little chart that states how many of each subject he is to do, laminate it and post it at his desk. Call it good.

    But, I am attempting to try and use our Secular Homeschool Activity Planner! I want to see how it works for us. And while it may not be needed for homeschool, my childcare preschool could CERTAINLY use an organizational boost!

    So, do you use a Homeschool Planner? Love it? Hate it? Tell us in the comments!
    Click here to tell us! ...

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