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Snow Day Reading with Dante {What Level of Hell is for Trump?}

I never talk politics here on the blog, but this election season is so ripe with material that I can’t hold myself back any longer. This beautiful, unexpected snow day has opened up a little free time for me to sneak in some light reading, and that reading has forced me to think about Heaven, […]

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Thou Shall Not Judge Another Mother {Flashback Friday}

Are you familiar with the Mom Rules? You know, the ones I made up? In this flashback post I’m advising that we all take a nice long break from comparing ourselves to other moms, real or imagined. You know this stuff. I know this stuff. Reminders are still needed around here. I wanted to smack […]

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Homeschooling to College: Ask an Admissions Counselor

I have the opportunity to interview a few admissions counselors for an upcoming post here on Adorable Chaos. I need your help! I have plenty of my own questions and concerns about transcripts, the application process and preparing my teen for all of it, but what do you want to know? If you could sit […]

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The One About Making Apple Pie with my Tween

Confession: I’ve never made a real homemade pie. As a kid, I made a chocolate cream pie with my grandmother, using a store bought crumb crust and a filling mix. Admirable as this form of pie making sounds to most (or is it just me?), my daughter wanted more. She wanted to make a real […]

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Review of SchoolhouseTeachers Online Homeschool Curriculum

Over the past six weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing the Yearly Membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com.  The membership provides access to their comprehensive site designed to meet homeschooling parents curriculum needs, including full online classes (including high school level), downloadable lessons and courses, and supplemental materials for all ages. They don’t stop there; my one year […]

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8 Reader Recommended Colleges for Homeschooled and Unschooled Students

This post is third in my Homeschooling to College series. This post was only possible because of my wonderful readers. Thank you all for adding your suggestions and helping me pool together all of this knowledge! The criteria for my first list, 7 Colleges for Homeschooled, Unschooled and Self-Directed Learners, included alternatives in the application […]

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Homeschooling High School

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Review of SchoolhouseTeachers Online Homeschool Curriculum

Over the past six weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing the Yearly Membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com.  The membership provides access to their comprehensive site designed to meet homeschooling parents curriculum needs, including full online classes (including high school level), downloadable lessons and courses, and supplemental materials for all ages. They don’t stop there; my one year […]

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How to Earn Dual Credit for High School and College

Disclosure: I received course materials for free in exchange for a  candid and honest review of this high school home school curriculum. All opinions are my own. Homeschooling through the high school years can feel like a daunting task. For the past year, I’ve been exploring the different ways for my daughter (14) to complete […]

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10 Days of Learning with Minecraft

Every time you turn around, your child is absorbed. On the iPod, on the computer or on their gaming console, they’re deeply involved with Minecraft. They talk about it daily. “Look Mom, that building looks just like the one I built in Minecraft,” remarked my daughter as we were doing errands around town. She dreams […]

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Minecraft History Project – Ideas and Lesson Plan

History can be fascinating. It can also be painfully dull when reduced to names, dates and events. Using a Minecraft based  project to explore a historical period in depth can bring back the excitement and bring on the learning. Getting started with a Minecraft History Project Pick a topic. What is your child interested in […]

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