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A Morning Time Basket for Mom

If you follow my other blog, Deliberate Homeschooling, you're probably already familiar with my love for the Morning Time Basket. For almost a year and a half, I've been starting ...
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Do you wake up some mornings and wonder how you'll ever have the energy to get through the day? Check out this mom's guide to better health and more energy!

A Mom’s Guide to Better Health and More Energy

Do you wake up some mornings and wonder how you'll ever have the energy to get through the day? Do you find yourself guzzling coffee in order to keep up ...
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The Best Money Saving Tips for Homeschoolers

I do it all the time... an educational catalog comes in the mail and I can't help but obsess over all the amazing curriculum choices and learning materials. I love ...
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Directory of High Quality Canadian Homeschool Resources

Several years ago, when I began my homeschool journey, I recall being surprised at how challenging it was to find good, high quality Canadian homeschool resources. The disparity was clear ...
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How to Create a Peaceful Homeschool

I used to be a frenzied and scattered homeschooler. While trying to do all the things, I wasn't doing any of them well. While my children are listening to an ...
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What’s True Rest and How Can a Busy Mom Get It?

Even though our couch is large, the girls move in close beside me. We've been reading a couple pages from this book about the life of ants every day for ...
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How to Prepare to Homeschool Your Preschooler

After working for over a decade with 3 and 4-year-old children, I have to say that preschool is my favourite age to teach. Preschoolers are easy to inspire and learning ...
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She’s Six, Gardening, and Life… Currently

As we hit the middle of July, I realized I'm a bit overdue on a life update here on The Deliberate Mom. There's been so much going on lately. Here's ...
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How to Create Your Ideal Homeschool Calendar

When I first started homeschooling, I envisioned teaching my children from eight o'clock in the morning to three o'clock in the afternoon, Monday to Friday, with summers, Christmas Break, and ...
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Reflecting on Blogging, 7 Years Later

In 2010 I began this journey of blogging. Back then I had no idea what I was doing. I wrote for the sake of writing. Things like search engine optimization, ...
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What Are the Best Materials for Your Homeschool Preschool?

When you're thinking about purchasing homeschool materials what's most important to you? Play value? Educational value? Quality? The price? As the homeschool years pass, there are some purchases I regret ...
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How to Create a Habit of Quiet Time with Your Children

Do you ever feel like you have no time in your day to breathe? Do you ever feel you're in constant motion yet when you look back at your day ...
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We need to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day, but does all that water bore you? Here are some ideas to make your H20 exciting.

How to Make Your Water More Exciting

We all know the drill... for optimum health we need to drink 6 to 8 cups of water daily. In the heat of the summer, we often need more than that ...
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Our Grade 1 Curriculum Choices

I can hardly believe I'm homeschooling a grade one student now! Where has the time gone?! Planning my youngest daughter's Grade 1 curriculum was much less stressful than with my ...
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How to Raise Children Who Love to Read

As an early childhood educator, I've had the opportunity to observe young children at various developmental stages in their lives. A universal similarity that I've noticed in almost all children ...
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