CategoryFamily Life

SHOULD YOU JOIN A HOMESCHOOL CO-OP?

balanced mothering - should you join a homeschool co-op?

Homeschool co-ops are a great socialization tool used to simulate the benefits of a traditional “school” setting. Just a Disclaimer:  I am not a teacher by trade, nor do I claim to be.  The following are just ideas and tips that were useful for our family and that other mamas might enjoy, as well.  If you are curious as to why we decided to homeschool our kids, you can read about it here. WHAT IS A HOMESCHOOL CO-OP? A homeschool co-op […]

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KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM CHECKLIST

balanced mothering - kindergarten curriculum checklist

We are excited to learn and grow with our newly minted kindergartner. Below is our Kindergarten Curriculum Checklist, which includes the topics we plan to cover during the year.  Of course, this list is just a starting point, and flexible to change depending on need. Just a disclaimer:  I am not a teacher by trade, nor do I claim to be.  The following are just ideas and tips that were useful for our family and that other mamas might enjoy, as well. […]

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PROS AND CONS OF HOMESCHOOLING

balanced mothering - pros and cons of homeschooling

I’ll be honest, when we first started homeschooling, the reality did not match what I had envisioned.   Prior to starting, I researched and planned, convinced that my child would be the next prodigy. Because of the stigma surrounding homeschooling, I felt the need to prove myself to those around me. When we told our family, I could see the hesitation in their eyes. My initial approach was all wrong.  I put so much pressure on myself, quickly becoming overwhelmed and nearly giving up.  After […]

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