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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Early Learning Prize Pack Giveaway ($60 Value)

Are you looking for some fun new "school" stuff for the little learner in your life? If so, you've come to the right place!

I'm so excited about joining Jolanthe's Curriculum Clean-Out this year and I pray that this prize pack will be a blessing to one of our wonderful readers.
Year Round Preschool Reading
Crayola Dry Erase Fun & Letters Farm
Crayola Dry Erase Deep Sea Dot-to-Dots & More
Dry Erase Learning Book Printing and Numbers (unopened)
Dry Erase Learning Book Math Skills (unopened)
Crayola Washable Dry Erase Markers - Broad Line 6 Count (unopened) 
Crayola Window Crayons (unopened)
Color Your Own A-Z Border Trim (unopened from The Dollar Tree)

*$60 value based on current Amazon prices

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While you're here, why don't you check out some of our Free Early Learning Printables or browse through our Learning At Home links? And be sure to check out our Pinterest boards for tons of ideas to keep kids learning.


Also, be sure to check out The Back to School Boost for Moms Ebook Bundle of 5 ebooks designed to help you organize your time, set up a workable cleaning schedule, make the most of your wardrobe, get dinner on the table quick and create a year of yummy goodness. This bundle is on sale for only $10 ($28.95 value) today through August 8th.

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163 Comments:

Blogger Christina-tina-tina said...

I would love to know how you make sure that your children are being kept up to date with the newest changes in technology. I know in the schools they have access to so much now, and I wouldn't want them to miss out on any of that. Thanks!

July 29, 2012 at 3:22 PM  
OpenID beckyson25 said...

If you could go back in time and give your(just starting homeschool)self one tip or piece of advice, what would it be?
I am starting my 7th year of homeschool with this school year. The best tip I would have for a new homeschooler (what I wish I knew in the beginning) was don't try and make you homeschool like public school. You are really limiting yourself and can miss some of the best aspects of homeschool when you use public school as your model.

July 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

If you're just starting out, don't expect everything to go smoothly every day - the nice thing about homeschooling is that even if you have an off (unproductive) day you can make up for it later. :)

July 29, 2012 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger adajane said...

I would have started a mini savings account to pay for the curriculum we needed for the new year - started it in September to use for the following September (or sooner, depending on timing of conventions).

July 29, 2012 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I would like to know how to teach my kids how to read. My youngest (and the first I'm homeschooling all the way through), just asked me to teach her last week.

July 29, 2012 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

i would tell myself not to be too paranoid... and stop pressuring myself over grades and finishing everything from the curriculum.

July 30, 2012 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Miranda said...

My preschooler would love these! He's been very anti-school lately! : )

July 30, 2012 at 7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the best, most thourough language arts program.

July 30, 2012 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Jamey... said...

Hi, I'm new to the blog and this is my first official year of homeschooling! My question would be keeping the younger ones out of the way/entertained. I have a three year old who is just a WILD THING! lol. The other two are 4 and 5 so a little disruption goes a long way....

July 30, 2012 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Lindsey Williamson said...

I'd love to see some ideas for keep little (1-2 year old) hand busy while you work with older ones!

July 30, 2012 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger JON, TESS, and LILLIA said...

How doe you balance it all,especially with younger nonschool age kids

July 30, 2012 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

What an awesome chance to win some great tools! Thank you :)

July 30, 2012 at 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you not feel so overwhelmed each day by trying to do it all?
jenna@pddonline.com

July 30, 2012 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

my advice, "Momma said there'd be days like this". That's normal.

July 30, 2012 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger ship said...

I would like to know what you would recommend using the first year? An already made curriculum or a combination of curriculum you make or found.
Also like previous posts, how do you keep the younger children entertained while your trying to work with the older one?
shipley513@gmail.com

July 30, 2012 at 8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would telk myself not to copy other peoples homeschooling style. What works for them may not work for us. That would save me a lot of frustrations!

July 30, 2012 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger The girl who painted trees said...

I would tell myself to go with your gut for homeschool curriculum choices and not just copy your best friend's choices because those choices might not work for your family. Also, I would tell myself to just go with SL from the beginning, instead of trying to make do with the library for two years before that!

July 30, 2012 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger RhumbaMom said...

My question is how do you juggle a baby a toddler and a 4th grader?

July 30, 2012 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

My daughter is a few months shy of 3. We're slowly working on things as I see she has an interest. Any suggestions of a preschool curriculum or should I just piece things together from the Internet?

July 30, 2012 at 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Sara K. said...

I would have loved to know different ways to entertain my toddlers while I help the older kids. I did eventually find a basket idea that hold things that the little ones get to play with only during school. The first few months of homeschooling was rather difficult with a toddler trying to take their supplies.

July 30, 2012 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Ashlie Hogan said...

We are just starting off homeschooling for Kindergarten and PreK... we also have a two year old. Any good ideas for what to do with the two year old during homeschooling?

July 30, 2012 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

There are going to be hard days. Days when you feel like throwing in the towel. But persevere because those kinds of days are counter-balanced with good, productive days. And over the course of a school year, it's amazing what your children learn!

July 30, 2012 at 9:04 AM  
Anonymous chelle said...

I'm new and since my 2 are still little we have not started 'official' homeschooling...I have planned a couple special weeks of intentional activities...it took me a week+ to plan and gather up supplies to get things to flow smoothly the following week...I'm wondering how I will figure out how to plan and run smoothly week after week after week when it does come time.

July 30, 2012 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Azure Wilson said...

I'm new to homeschooling, and I want to know - how do you stay motivated on a day (or week, or month) when you're feeling burned out? I worry that if I take a break, I'll never get back into the swing of things. Creativity takes effort for me, and I know there'll be times when I'm out of ideas and energy to work at it.

July 30, 2012 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Homeschoolmama said...

if i could start my last year over, i would tell myself to relax and let the learning happen a little more naturally!

July 30, 2012 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Leo and Christy Marez said...

Not to stress out so easily...things will get done. :)

July 30, 2012 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger silver said...

I'm new to homeschooling (just started Kindergarten a month ago). I want to know how homeschool moms teach while dealing with newborn sleep deprivation! I just had a baby and I'm haivng a hard enough time feeding my children and keeping them clean, much less teaching them!

July 30, 2012 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Houghton said...

We will be starting in another year, and my biggest question, is when you are first starting, how do you know which way of learning is best for your little one?

July 30, 2012 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I posted my comment but didn't see it so just to be safe.....if I could tell myself one thing it would be don't expect your kids and husband to run like a well oiled machine.... they aren't a machine:)

July 30, 2012 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Ginny Blankenship said...

How can you locate homeschool groups in your area

July 30, 2012 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

I would tell myself to not compare my self and my schooling with other homeschool families. Homeschooling special needs kids can't ever be "normal".

July 30, 2012 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Meagan said...

How to keep anxiety away:)

July 30, 2012 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Having previously been a public school teacher, I would have told myself that our day did not have to look like "school at home." We set up a classroom initially but are now turning it back into a playroom because we all end up at the kitchen table anyway! Now, it's about learning wherever we are comfortable!

July 30, 2012 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

This would be such a blessing to win!! I was just looking at the dry erase farm book the other day and out that and the dry erase markers on our wish list. My daughter has been sing Old McDonald had a farm incessantly. Although she says Old McDongle...it's adorable.

July 30, 2012 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Kate Winans said...

How to tell if you are doing enough

July 30, 2012 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

We're still new to homeschooling and because of my hubby's job we would like to do a more year round style schooling so that we can have more time off during what the state would consider a "regular" school year and do more of our work during the summer since that is when we rarely see daddy. I have yet to meet anyone who does this and would love to know if anyone has done this how they set up their year so that we can start getting ideas on how we will set up our year. Thanks!!

July 30, 2012 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger The Three of Us said...

This giveaway would be perfect for my oldest who is at the Pre-k level right now!

July 30, 2012 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I can say I wish I started when my oldest was younger instead of waiting until he was already in PS.

July 30, 2012 at 10:13 AM  
Anonymous KristinaD said...

My advice to myself would be to evaluate the learning style of my child and then look at curriculum ... not the other way around! My second would be to put character qualities ahead of information .... I was so concerned about teaching information that I neglected some basic character traits and we are now backpedaling.

July 30, 2012 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger LambMama said...

Oh, if I'd only relaxed a little during our first year of homeschooling and just let the learning happen. If anyone had told me that, I never would have believed them!! But it is so true and so much more fun!

July 30, 2012 at 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Write down the reason you are home schooling so that on days that you are doubting yourself you can look back and remember why you began this journey - because there will be days when you question why you are doing this at all. Also - don't compare yourself to others - home school the way that fits your life style, your family - this is the best learning environment. Children will thrive where love and patience are ever present and when learning is filled with fun and with hard work it will stick and they will develop a love of learning that eventually will become a self-driven desire for more learning. Home schooling is an adventure and you have the unique opportunity to invest in something eternal - the lives of your children to plant seeds of faith and to build up a strong foundation of belief. Enjoy it!

July 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM  
Anonymous Hannah said...

I feel like I am still just beginning, but I have learned something already. The advice I would give myself is:

Don't stress and try to cram knowledge down your 4 and 5 year olds throats. You still have plenty of time. They will learn. Just let learning happen more naturally.

July 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Stacie B. said...

I'm just starting homeschooling this year with my youngest two, and one thing I would love is tips on the best ways to keep learning fun without breaking the bank.
jujubee676 at msn.com

July 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Jillian said...

Great giveaway! Thank you!

July 30, 2012 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Jillian said...

How do I keep up with my advanced child? Any tests that I should be doing to double check where he is?

July 30, 2012 at 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Paula Legg said...

We have been homeschooling for 7 years now. I would go back and tell myself to try to enjoy it more and stress about it less. I would have also have started hsing sooner! :)

July 30, 2012 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Patriots of the Republic Academy said...

I would tell myself to lighten up, chill out, relax and have fun. Especially in regards to reading skills. What they don't 'get' today, may click tomorrow, or next month, or next year, without tears and pressure. Let it go, they will figure it out eventually.

July 30, 2012 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Adelina Priddis said...

I'm not exactly a homeschooler, but I do believe in teaching your kids at home, and not relying fully on their school teachers. Ever since they were 2&3 I've been trying to do enriching activities at home. If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to be more organized!

July 30, 2012 at 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Kala said...

I would tell myself it's ok to take it slow, not worry about 'book work' and have fun...especially in the early years
jkdemeyere@yahoo.com

July 30, 2012 at 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Amy @ Are We There Yet? said...

I would tell myself that the perfect curriculum does not exist. I wasted lots of time and money when I could have just tweaked a good-enough curriculum & stuck with it.

July 30, 2012 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

If I could go back in time I would not try so hard, and think everything was supposed to go the way I thought it was. After 5 years of homeschooling, I now no what to expect!

July 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM  
Anonymous nicole said...

I would love to know how you can keep your kids social with other kids and are they allowed to participate in regular school activities like sports.

nicolemb2010@yahoo.com

July 30, 2012 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Lora said...

I'd love to know how you keep your homeschooling items organized!

July 30, 2012 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Sarah Avila said...

You don't have to do everything! It's okay to skip workbook pages and lessons if the kids already know the stuff.

July 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Valerie said...

I need the encouragement that I can actually do this. I guess I know I can't but with Him and I can and need reminders of that often!

July 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Tip: Use the highest quality teaching materials.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

July 30, 2012 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Be more disciplined at the beginning. By that I mean making the kids do their school work. I feel like we're too lax, but that is how I've allowed things to become. I don't think we need to be rigid and stick to a strict schedule, but it does frustrate me to NEVER finish our work by the end of the year.

July 30, 2012 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Angela O. said...

I love giveaways =)

July 30, 2012 at 12:28 PM  
Anonymous Jessica A. said...

I would say to myself enjoy every minute of it and don't stress!

July 30, 2012 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Scarlet said...

Does it get easier? My 3 year old doesn't like to sit still for anymore than a minute or two. She's always going, going, going. I try and keep activities short and fun but she really has to be in the mood for it which can be weeks apart. She won't even do Yoga most of the time, I just leave it on for her and I will catch her doing a few poses here and there.

July 30, 2012 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Page Cole said...

I am new to homeschooling so I would like to know how much time to allow for school each day.

July 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

If I could tell my starting out self any one thing it would be this: Not everything works for everyone. So if you try a curriculum and it doesn't fit you/your child, it doesn't mean you've failed. It just means that you get to try something else fun and new. We're going into our 3rd official year of homeschooling this year.

July 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Jump right in and don't be reserved about it, you CAN do it!

July 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Mirage said...

I would tell myself to STOP buying everything that your well meaning friends tell you is great! I "wasted" a lot of money that way!

July 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM  
Anonymous paula e. said...

How to I organize it all and what should I really concentrate on for my 4 year old?

July 30, 2012 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger M.J.T.S said...

This is a fun and fabulous giveaway!!! Thanks for putting it up to win :)*

July 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

If i could go back then I would tell myself to invest more time into planning. Nothing fancy and definitely stay flexible but just make more time to plan school :)

July 30, 2012 at 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

New to homeschooling this year and I'd like to know how you boost your confidence when you get selfconscious about what you're doing.

July 30, 2012 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger SaraMomofmany said...

If I could go back in time to when I first started homeschooling, I would tell myself to read, read, read all sorts of homeschooling books, read homeschooling web sites, and plan. WIth many little ones at home, it's so hard to have time to figure everything out, so i wish I had figured things out before I started homeschooling our first child.

July 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you could go back in time and give your(just starting homeschool)self one tip or piece of advice, what would it be?
It would be to not consume yourself with "school" so much you miss out on just having fun and enjoying your children.

July 30, 2012 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Miss Courtney said...

How do you homeschool AND work?

July 30, 2012 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

I would want to know how you can be confident that your kids are getting the full academic and social experience. I worry about that.

July 30, 2012 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Karyn Tripp said...

Relax & enjoy the simple things...

July 30, 2012 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Tabitha Moon said...

I am new to homeschooling and would like to know what others do with their crazy busy little ones!! I have an on-the-go 18 month old who is constantly distracting my kindergartner from his work.

July 30, 2012 at 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Donna said...

I think the best advice I could give myself is that I don't have to do it all. This is our 2nd year and last year I became overwhelmed and when we missed something I had planned on the curriculum I panicked. I am have learned from experience and look forward to this year to learn more.

July 30, 2012 at 3:36 PM  
Anonymous MaryEllen said...

I'm new to homeschooling, but honestly I don't even know what questions to ask. I'm sure I will after about the first week!

July 30, 2012 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger dena angeles said...

As a new homeschooler, I would like to know how to create a schedule that works.

July 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM  
OpenID karlamcurry said...

I would love to know how to balance unschooling with structured learning... and how NOT to stress over it!

July 30, 2012 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Brandy said...

If I could go back to my first year, which was just last school year, I would tell myself that I didn't have to try to squeeze every cool thing into one year of school.

July 30, 2012 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Lipe Family said...

This will be my first year homeschooling, and I'm hoping to figure out how to stay consistent with the big kids when the littles need so much attention!

July 30, 2012 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

aw, wish this was open to Canada!! :)

July 30, 2012 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger NANA's World said...

I have been homeschooling my youngest son for three years and this year I am going to start homeschooling my four year old grand-daughter and I feel lost. I think your freebies would be a lifeline.

July 30, 2012 at 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My little one love dry erase anything these look great. She just loves learning;)

Chris

July 30, 2012 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger k balman said...

WE are starting our 2nd year. My recommendation is to RELAX and realize you don't have to cover it all in one year.

July 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to win these for my 3 and 5 year olds!

chariscook@hotmail.com

July 30, 2012 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Tracey M. said...

Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!

One thing I'd love to know is - what have been your biggest challenges with homeschooling and how did you overcome them?

July 30, 2012 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Hands on, hands on, hands on is the best advice I have for young learners.

July 30, 2012 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

As a new homeschooler and a full time working mom, I would like some ideas on how to schedule everything for my preschooler.

July 30, 2012 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

sometimes you can't get it all done in a day; don't worry, they are still learning!

July 30, 2012 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger SJeanneM said...

I wish I knew how to get everything done and work also....

July 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would tell myself to relax and just enjoy each day that God blesses us with :)

July 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I would tell myself that grade levels are only a guide. I used to get so worried, wondering if my children were "on track" with other kids their age. It is so liberating to know that they can learn at their own pace and it will be okay.

July 30, 2012 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Growing a Godly Girl said...

Thanks for offering a great giveaway!

July 30, 2012 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Alaina Frederick of Dinker and Giggles said...

I'm just starting out homeschooling this year and my biggest question and concern is how to manage the different levels of learning. I have a 4, 6 and 8 year old that will be schooling and the 4 year old just doesn't have the attention span and often wants to play loudly.

July 30, 2012 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger N.D. said...

I'd like to know how the day is structured! and what to do if the kids are not interested.

July 30, 2012 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Love the dry erase things! Such a great giveaway!

July 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

I'm new to homeschooling and really struggle with motivation. I can make these great plans and schedules, but am good for a week before it all falls apart. How do you stay motivated?

July 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger The Give Way said...

I'm a former teacher (quit when I had my baby). She's one. I've started a very loose tot school with her (more like a checklist for me). I plan to homeschool bc I don't believe the education system works very well. And I'm delving into learning more about unschooling. I love the idea of unschooling, but having never known anyone doing it, fear the unknown. Is there a way to balance unschooling with more structure?

July 30, 2012 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

My advice to myself would be to RELAX! You don't have to do every single lesson or worksheet if your child understands without doing it all.

July 30, 2012 at 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Coral Lehman said...

Thank you so much for ofering this giveaway. It would be a blessing for my little ones!

July 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM  
Anonymous Coral Lehman said...

We have been homeschooling 3 years now. If I was to start over, I would tell myself to relax and enjoy the moment. In the beginning, the lessonsin reltionships and communication are far more important than academics.

July 30, 2012 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Mary A. said...

I would remind myself that even if the day was a struggle, and I thought my daughter learnt absolutely nothing- she probably took in more than I realized.

July 30, 2012 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger K said...

I'm new to homeschooling this coming year and I would love to know how far in advanced should I try to plan out my lessons? I am starting to think about it now but don't plan to start until mid-September because of a big move. Do people usually plan the week before, the month before or even longer?

July 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca R. said...

i am wondering how to keep my almost 3 yr old son occupied while i teach my daughter kindergarten....not sure he will sit still for long...

July 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger Carla Marvin said...

This looks like such an awesome giveaway! Many of these products we have used before and LOVE them! They are perfect for my 4 year old :)

July 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New to hs with 6/7 grade child and soon to add my 5, 2, and kinder children.

July 30, 2012 at 11:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be more organized and choose one approach.

July 31, 2012 at 12:04 AM  
Anonymous Melissa B (melissamberry@hotmail.com) said...

oops, forgot to post with my name above

July 31, 2012 at 12:05 AM  
Blogger The Tieman Family said...

If you're new to homeschooling, what one question would you love to have answered?-- Schedule for when they are young? Balancing different grade levels?

July 31, 2012 at 12:10 AM  
Anonymous Annette said...

I'm a newbie: what is the number one thing to keep in mind when starting out hsing?

July 31, 2012 at 1:27 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I'd tell myself not to worry about what others think.

July 31, 2012 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger Tanya M said...

My advice is BE PATIENT!

July 31, 2012 at 3:24 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Just starting out. Wondering how to lesson plan to make sure everything is covered. And how to know what all to cover!

July 31, 2012 at 4:15 AM  
Blogger melismama said...

If you could go back in time and give your(just starting homeschool)self one tip or piece of advice, what would it be?

It would be to step back - dont try it ALL at once...every piece of curriculum is not a cookie cutter answer for each child. LISTEN to your children they will guide you.

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Melissa
mnewell0293@gmail.com

July 31, 2012 at 6:27 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm trying to figure out how to record grades for daily lessons completed since we aren't testing much.

July 31, 2012 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger asteiner18 said...

Is it okay if I take my time finding a coop. My kids go to church and have friends there, play with neighbor kids and kids at the gym. That is enough for now right?

July 31, 2012 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Brook said...

I would like to know how others teach math to a child who have no attention span.

July 31, 2012 at 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Tiffany S said...

There is not a need to do every workbook and worksheet that's available for a curriculum. Much of it is unnecessary in a one-on-one homeschool situation.

July 31, 2012 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Carly said...

I'm just starting home pre-schooling my daughter. I am always interested in how different homeschool families structure their day. Thanks for the giveaway!

July 31, 2012 at 9:47 AM  
OpenID darlenecollazo said...

New to homeschooling..... does it get easier?

July 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger mamamia6 said...

I'm new to homeschooling. Would love to know how to "get it all done!!!"

July 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger aSprinkling said...

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July 31, 2012 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger aSprinkling said...

Relax...work to what is needed...not what is "supposed" to be needed.

July 31, 2012 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger C.R. said...

Just relax :) it will work itself out

July 31, 2012 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger pruss7304 said...

Be more flexible

July 31, 2012 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

My question is.. How do you manage to keep the other kids occupied while homeschooling? And how to you find time for everything in a day?

July 31, 2012 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Tiffany S. said...

First year homeschooling (during the year she could start Kindergarten). Tips for keeping my daughter in the mindset of loving "school work" and learning now that we will be somewhat more structured.
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. We love dry erase!!
Tiffany S.

July 31, 2012 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Alina B said...

I'm new to homeschooling...
What are someways to homeschool multiple children when you have small aged children around?

July 31, 2012 at 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Regina said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win!

July 31, 2012 at 6:39 PM  
Anonymous Regina said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win. This is our first year homeschooling our 1st grader. Would love suggestions on history curriculum at this age.

July 31, 2012 at 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Krystal said...

As we're just starting our journey, I would ask how to address friends/neighbors/church members opinions in a kind way without answering in such a way as to appear as if our choice is superior than theirs.

July 31, 2012 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

I would tell myself that there is no such thing as the perfect curriculum and that I don't have to spend a ton of money to give my children a fantastic education!
mruble38@gmail.com

July 31, 2012 at 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Taylor W said...

I am just starting to do preschool. I want to know how Im doing it right. Sometimes its seems like she is learning and othertimes it doesn't. Also how do I get her attention? After about 3 minutes she will tell me she doesnt want to learn anymore!HELPPPP!!!!

craftay@hotmail.com

July 31, 2012 at 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Kelley F said...

I would like to know how much time each day should be spent doing school work? We spend a lot of time at the hospital for doctors appointments (my oldest daughter is a four time bone marrow transplant patient) and I have 3 kids (10,8, & 3). I want to make sure I'm doing enough with them but most days finding time to eat and sleep isn't easy.

Francofamily4@aol.com

July 31, 2012 at 11:05 PM  
OpenID whyamysmiles said...

If I could go back in time, I'd tell myself not to be such an OVERplanner...to leave time each day to follow the rabbit trails and enjoy spontaneous learning without worrying about getting behind!

July 31, 2012 at 11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am new to homeschooling and would love ideas on how to teach multiple children at the same time.

August 1, 2012 at 1:05 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

I would tell myself to remember money isn't everything when it comes to putting together a homeschool program for my children.

August 1, 2012 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Jane Maritz said...

Advice... Relax! There is no ONE RIGHT way to do things. Don't stress over the pencil grip and all the little stuff. Spend time cuddling your kiddos.

August 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM  
OpenID reformed4christ said...

I'm new to homeschooling and I think the biggest thing I would like to know is what really needs to be taught during these early years and what doesn't. I am so confused at where to start and what does need taught right now and what to loosen up on.

August 1, 2012 at 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to know how to keep my son motivated and focused for school time. I don't ask a lot of him even and it's still like pulling teeth. lol
Thanks, Jen.

August 1, 2012 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Psalms_Proverbs said...

If you could go back in time and give your(just starting homeschool)self one tip or piece of advice, what would it be?

I would strongly recommend using living books right from the start! Children love them and they remember what they heard/read. We have loved them since we discovered them. :)

August 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Britny said...

I would love to know how to to give them the most well-rounded education I can. I want them to follow their interests, but I need to make sure all the bases are covered and it feels so overwhelming sometimes. Thanks for the giveaway!

August 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

I'm new. I guess I would ask about if a schedule is really necessary or if there are people who do really just wing it and go successfully through?

August 1, 2012 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Lori Summers said...

I am going to attempt to preschool my daughter at home to see how it goes and see if I can continue as she grows. My main question is how do you make sense of it all? There are so many resources with free printables and activities which is probably the road I will take since it is only preschool and there is no real requirement as far as my state is concerned for preschool. But how do you make sense of it all, organize, plan, etc without losing my mind and getting completely overwhelmed with all the info and resources out there?

August 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

I'm just starting and my question is what am I going to do with my little guy while I'm schooling with his big sister?

August 1, 2012 at 9:15 PM  
OpenID fullymothering said...

I'm just starting. My only question is how will I ever do it all?

August 1, 2012 at 11:07 PM  
Anonymous Julie V. said...

We're just ending our first year of homeschooling. I'd love to know how you keep a young toddler happily entertainer (and preferably integrated into the learning process) while an older child is working.

August 2, 2012 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger K's Mom said...

New to homeschooling. How strict do I need to be when my kids have ideas have their own for the lesson?

August 2, 2012 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Dez said...

If you're new to homeschooling, what one question would you love to have answered?
I'd just love any and all ideas for homeschooling three kids of different ages without a formal curriculum.

August 2, 2012 at 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a great prize! thanks so much!

Crystal
clclemons at hotmail dot com

August 2, 2012 at 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do you encourage a child that just doesn't think school is fun?

Crystal M
clclemons at hotmail dot com

August 2, 2012 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Pamela Black said...

i would tell myself in the past to be more organized then as i am now.

how do you encourage children to stay focus on school work when their attention is focused on play?

August 2, 2012 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Missy L said...

I'm just getting ready to start homeschooling and I'm already learning to go with what is going to work for our family even if it's not the same as what other people are doing in their homeschools.

August 3, 2012 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Heavenly Springs Farm said...

Take your time is what I would of told myself. It isn't like when your in public school classroom. Make learning a blast each day.

August 3, 2012 at 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Lyndsay said...

Thank you so much for giving away these items. I am looking forward to going through your site too.

August 3, 2012 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Shannon Alexander said...

what do i do with my younger kids

August 3, 2012 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I would tell myself not to worry, and that the most important things in life are very often the most important things in school, too.

August 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Advice to self would be to have the confidence to break away from the charter school sooner and choose to instill a love of learning.

August 3, 2012 at 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Marci said...

My kids are 5,4, and 2...with another on the way. I'm wondering how to juggle everything when I have the new baby (in January) and especially how to juggle TWO babies if I end up watching my friend's daughter when she's born.

August 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Guatejen said...

I'm new to this, so I just want to know: Am I doing this right? (Am I pushing too hard, or not hard enough? Am I using the right curriculum? The right method??)

August 4, 2012 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Cody Family said...

I'm new to homeschooling-- I'd love to have some great ideas of things to do with younger kids while homeschooling older ones!

August 4, 2012 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Teaching My Four said...

I would tell myself that everything I plan will not get done and they will still learn just as much if not more so slow down and don't be so stressed.

August 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sooo who won? I didn't see a winner posted.

August 7, 2012 at 1:33 PM  

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