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Today we took a field trip to Liuzza Land, and we had a blast! At first, we did not know what to expect because we were visiting for the first time. However, we learned a great deal during our time on the farm. The Liuzza Produce Farm has provided produce throughout Louisiana for five generations....

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As homeschooling parents, it is easy for us to want to paint a perfect picture of our homeschooling experiences or highlight only the good aspects of homeschooling. In reality, however, homeschooling can pose serious challenges to families embarking on this endeavor. Here are some common barriers faced by today's homeschooling families: Being solely responsible for...

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Many times parents are approached by those who have questions about homeschooling. In the present day, it's hard to believe that some common antiquated myths are still circulating. After so much information has been published to edify those who lack accurate information about homeschooling, the need to educate remains. Since beginning my journey as a...

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One great thing about homeschooling is that you can do it practically anywhere. The flexibility of homeschooling is encouraging to new and veteran homeschoolers alike. Let's talk about the day when we homeschooled in the hair salon. Yes, the hair salon. Typically, a trip to the hair salon is an all-day affair. So, instead of...

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Homeschooling your child or children while working full-time can be a challenging task for novice as well as veteran homeschooling parents. A common question from those who aspire to work and homeschool is, "How do you do it?" Although the question may seem simple enough, there is no simple answer. I often take the time...

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Our experience at the Whitney Plantation was truly unique. We appreciate the experience, and we encourage all Americans to visit plantations when provided the opportunity. Plantations give us a glimpse of the harsh reality of slavery and force us to think about how things were, how things are, and how things could possibly be. To...

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There is a common misconception surrounding homeschooling, and many believe that homeschooling should mimic the public school system. This is simply not true. Homeschooling is a highly individualized and rewarding experience for the entire family, and all have the opportunity to learn. That is the beauty and essence of homeschooling in a nutshell. Learning can...

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As our first week of homeschooling comes to a close, I thought that I would take a moment to reflect and share some of our experiences with you. We began this week's curriculum as planned and ended our week by attending our first field trip of the school year. The week was busy and full...

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Lesson planning takes time, and it can be frustrating for some, but it doesn't have to be. Consider these useful tips to improve your lesson planning experience: 1) Relax. Do not work on your lesson plans during stressful periods. Doing so can impair your ability to plan with a clear mind and result in frustration....

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I encounter mixed reactions when I tell people that I test my homeschooling student. Some homeschooling mothers give me a look of disdain, while others request an explanation as to why I would do such a thing. Non-homeschooling parents are more accepting about me homeschooling my child. However, many people frown upon the testing of...

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