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How to Homeschool Multiple Children Using One Curriculum

Words by: Heather Esterday We make artificial distinctions based on age because that is what the public school model shows us. Homeschoolers are not immune to this.  Eight years ago, I planned to use the classical homeschooling four-year history rotation, tackling Ancients, Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern. The plan worked well until my second kid started school, and I realized that teaching two levels of history simultaneously was...

Homeschool Curriculum Choices and Daily Schedule | Fall 2021

This post contains affiliate links. View my full affiliate disclaimer here. It has been almost two years since I shared our curriculum choices and homeschool schedule, which wasn’t the plan. However, neither was having to endure an ongoing pandemic, watching an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the subsequent raging assault on democracy as we know it, and the descent into misinformation and disinformation that continues to affect...

Finding Your Rhythm: The Background Music to Homeschooling

Words by: Tromila Maile Background music sets the tone for the evening. Johann Sebastian Bach engenders a serious and pensive atmosphere while the musical group, The Temptations, inspires dancing and frivolity. The host chooses the music based on the type of event. Homeschool rhythms serve a similar purpose, impacting the tempo, the dynamics, and the harmony of our homes.  I was never homeschooled, but I grew up in a homeschooling family....