Homeschool Mother’s Journal: April 25th

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Welcome to the April 25th edition of The Homeschool Mother’s Journal at NextGen Homeschool! Join us by linking up your blog posts below and reading what other homeschooling mamas just like you are sharing this week.

HomeschoolMothersJournalNGHSWhat is The Homeschool Mother’s Journal? HMJ is a weekly (Saturday) blog link-up providing a place for homeschool mothers to share our hearts as we journey together.  NextGen Homeschool is joining the following blogs to co-host the Homeschool Mother’s Journal Link-up: So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?Contented at HomeThe Heart of MichelleAbundant Life and Vibrant Homeschooling.

We are so thankful for each one of you stopping by! If you haven’t already, we’d love for you to like us on our Facebook page as we grow our community over there. We’d love to connect with you there as we will soon begin to share many of the wonderful posts linked up each week.

COMING SOON: We will be hosting a fabulous giveaway in May for Moms that link up to The Homeschool Mother’s Journal. Stay tuned and make sure to link up each week so you don’t miss out!

NEXTGEN HOMESCHOOL: SPRINGTIME HOMESCHOOL CHALLENGES

  • Finding Relief from Homeschool Burnout: How do you cope with homeschool burnout? What changes (if any) do you make about this time of year to breathe life back into your days? NextGen Homeschool author Rosanna Ward shares how she finds relief from homeschool burnout: Complete post here.
  • Must We Finish Our Curriculum? Do you feel compelled to check off every to-do in your curriculum’s lesson plan? Are you worried about being able to finish curriculum before the planned end to your homeschool year? What if you feel like you want to make changes before your curriculum package is completed? It’s a familiar spring dilemma: Must we finish our curriculum for the sake of finishing? Here’s my response.

Now on to this week’s link-up…


Homeschool Mother’s Journal: April 11th

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Welcome to the April 11th edition of The Homeschool Mother’s Journal at NextGen Homeschool! Join us by linking up your blog posts below and reading what other homeschooling mamas just like you are sharing this week.

HomeschoolMothersJournalNGHSWhat is The Homeschool Mother’s Journal? HMJ is a weekly (Saturday) blog link-up providing a place for homeschool mothers to share our hearts as we journey together.  NextGen Homeschool is joining the following blogs to co-host the Homeschool Mother’s Journal Link-up: So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?Contented at HomeThe Heart of MichelleAbundant Life and Vibrant Homeschooling.

We are so thankful for each one of you stopping by! If you haven’t already, we’d love for you to like us on our Facebook page as we grow our community over there. We’d love to connect with you there as we will soon begin to share many of the wonderful posts linked up each week.

COMING SOON: We will be hosting a fabulous giveaway in May for Moms that link up to The Homeschool Mother’s Journal. Stay tuned and make sure to link up each week so you don’t miss out!

NEXTGEN HOMESCHOOL: WHAT CAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS LEARN FROM HOMESCHOOLS?

A $41 million school bond in her district got NextGen Homeschool author Rosanna Ward thinking about how public schools spend their money. Although states that spend less money per public school student often score low on performance, it’s not always the case: Washington DC received an “F” score despite being the 2nd highest per-pupil spender in a recent study. Homeschoolers are outperforming public schoolers at a fraction of the cost. What can public schools learn from homeschools? Rosanna shares her ideas in this week’s featured post.

LAST WEEK’S LINK UP FEATURED POSTS

This week we want to highlight the following posts from last week’s link-up:

We encourage you to take the time to check out these inspiring posts! Now on to this week’s link-up…


Can Public Schools Learn from Homeschools?

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PublicSchoolsLearnFromHomeschools

Recently I was sitting at a stop light staring up at a fancy billboard ad encouraging people in my district to vote “yes” for a $41 million school bond, and it got me thinking about how our public schools spend their money. This particular bond is earmarked for several things:  Chrome books for every student, as […]

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Homeschool Mother’s Journal: April 4th

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Welcome to the April 4th edition of The Homeschool Mother’s Journal at NextGen Homeschool! Join us by linking up your blog posts below and reading what other homeschooling mamas just like you are sharing this week. What is The Homeschool Mother’s Journal? HMJ is a weekly (Saturday) blog link-up providing a place for homeschool mothers to share our hearts as we journey […]

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Homeschool Mother’s Journal: March 28th

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Welcome to the March 28th edition of The Homeschool Mother’s Journal at NextGen Homeschool! Join us by linking up your blog posts below and reading what other homeschooling mamas just like you are sharing this week. What is The Homeschool Mother’s Journal? HMJ is a weekly (Saturday) blog link-up providing a place for homeschool mothers to share our hearts as we journey […]

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Spring Dilemma: Must We Finish Curriculum?

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Must We Finish Curriculum?

With the joy and sunshine of spring comes this very familiar reader question each year: “I feel like the end of this school year is coming much faster that I want it to, and I’m worried that I need to finish every textbook and lesson from the curriculum that we’re using right now. I don’t want […]

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Finding Relief for Homeschool Burnout

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FindingReliefHomeschoolBurnout

There are many reasons why homeschooling parents can experience burnout during the school year. It could be seasonal (a long winter), topical (curriculum feels stale), or more personal (family crisis, illness). It may even get to a point that you feel like throwing in the towel — but it doesn’t have to stay that way! […]

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Homeschool Mother’s Journal: March 21st

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Welcome to the March 21st edition of The Homeschool Mother’s Journal at NextGen Homeschool! Join us by linking up your blog posts below and reading what other homeschooling mamas just like you are sharing this week. What is The Homeschool Mother’s Journal? HMJ is a weekly (Saturday) blog link-up providing a place for homeschool mothers to share our hearts as we journey […]

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Ten Things to Let Go of This Year: Fear

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10ThingsToLetGoOf-Fear

Fear often holds us back in our homeschooling journey and robs us of the joy God has in store for us as we teach our children and create deeper relationships with them. I have yet to meet a homeschooler who hasn’t struggled with some of these fears — myself included. I find that on a daily basis, […]

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Ten Things to Let Go of This Year: Not Qualified

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10ThingsToLetGoOf-NotQualified

One of the top reasons for not homeschooling that I hear from parents is that they don’t feel qualified to teach their children. They believe that if they don’t know Chemistry or Calculus, or whatever the subject, this lack of knowledge will hinder their child’s education. Personally, I don’t struggle with this concern or give it merit because: I have always loved learning. […]

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Homeschool Mother’s Journal: March 14th

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Welcome to the March 14th edition of The Homeschool Mother’s Journal at NextGen Homeschool! Join us by linking up your blog posts below and reading what other homeschooling mamas just like you are sharing this week. What is The Homeschool Mother’s Journal? HMJ is a weekly (Saturday) blog link-up providing a place for homeschool mothers to share our hearts as […]

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Homeschool Mother’s Journal: February 28th

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Welcome to the February 28th edition of The Homeschool Mother’s Journal at NextGen Homeschool! Join us by linking up your blog posts below and reading what other homeschooling mamas just like you are sharing this week. What is The Homeschool Mother’s Journal? HMJ is a weekly (Saturday) blog link-up providing a place for homeschool mothers to share our hearts as […]

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Homeschool Veterans: Pay it Forward!

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Pay It Forward

It is time — past time, really — for me to pay it forward in the homeschool community. I have always liked to help people, but I mostly do it on a one-on-one basis — quietly. However, the past couple of years I have been challenged as a homeschool veteran to step up and share the knowledge I have […]

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Homeschool Mother’s Journal: February 21st

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Welcome to the February 21st edition of The Homeschool Mother’s Journal at NextGen Homeschool! Join us by linking up your blog posts below and reading what other homeschooling mamas just like you are sharing this week. What is The Homeschool Mother’s Journal? HMJ is a weekly (Saturday) blog link-up providing a place for homeschool mothers to share our hearts as we […]

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