Review: SpeedyPrep CLEP Test Prep

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Pass Your CLEP Test

We are always looking for ways to save money, and our high school senior heading to college provides no exception to that rule. CLEP tests are one way to save money for college, and my son has been studying using SpeedyPrep CLEP Test Prep services. With membership, we have had access to two dozen different […]

Barely Adequate – 5 Days of Threadbare Homeschooling

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5days Threadbare Barely Adequate

On this third day of my 5 Days of Threadbare Homeschooling series, I have for you another definition of the word threadbare: something that is barely adequate due to shabbiness. I must admit that this is the post which caused me to want to write this series. Sometimes, mama, we all have seasons where all […]

Apologia Readers in Residence Review

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I have middle schoolers who struggle in the language arts department, including one with dyslexia. I’m thrilled to bring you this review of Apologia Educational Ministries  newest program Readers in Residence Volume 1 (Sleuth) designed for 4th through 6th graders. My dyslexic son is a 6th grader and is working at least a semester behind […]

Threadbare Finances – 5 Days of Threadbare Homeschooling

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5days Threadbare Finances

Welcome to Day 2 of my 5 Days of Threadbare Homeschooling series! Sometimes the reason we are threadbare homeschooling is simply because we can’t afford it any other way. When we first started homeschooling 11 years ago, that’s how it was for us – and it has been that way off and on (mostly on) […]

Used So Often It’s Dull – 5 Days of Threadbare Homeschooling

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5days Threadbare Used So Often Its Dull

One of the definitions of threadbare is something which is “used so often it’s dull.” That sounds like our homeschooling status sometimes! We all have ruts we tend to follow, and at some point it all begins to be so commonplace that it’s almost painful to get up each day and do the same things […]