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What's in Practical Homeschooling #108?


  • Our 2013 i-Learn Awards: find out which software programs and curriculum websites your fellow homeschoolers consider the BEST, in dozens of categories!
  • Everyone's talking about the new Common Core standards for curriculum. What are NONE of the articles and blog posts telling you?
  • Homeschool Methods: what they are, where they came from
  • More Top Questions New Homeschoolers Ask. Answers to your most commonly-asked questions!
  • The Joy of Backyard Chickens. What your children can learn from raising chickens, from egg to hen
  • Dealing with an Empty Nest. Your son or daughter is leaving for college or career? This is a big emotional step for them... and you. What you can do to make it as painless as possible.
  • Homeschool team has success at the prestigious ExploraVision contest
  • An Arizona homeschool family shares a day at their house.
  • Nominations ballot for 2013 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards


  • Melissa Morgan unlocks the secrets of reading readiness.
  • Dr. Kuni Beasley reveals 12 things parents don't know about getting ready for college applications.
  • Best-selling author Janice VanCleave teaches kids how colors are made.
  • New columnist Dr. Bruce McMenomy shows how to save $100s on intermediate to advanced classical-learning tools.
  • World's greatest cleaning and decluttering expert Don Aslett provides "cowboy motivation" for our sons to help clean up the house.
  • Education expert Sam Blumenfeld explains why cursive handwriting should NOT disappear, and how to solve some common handwriting problems.
  • Anne Wegener reminds us how to see our children through their own eyes.


  • College credit... by working for the right company
  • Scary facts about trends in diagnosing and treating ADHD
  • Safe email pen pals
  • Is School-to-Work resurfacing?


  • A writing curriculum that teaches your child to use words like tools
  • A comprehensive sentence-diagramming approach to teaching grammar


  • A complete critical-thinking course
  • Dog handling and safety training
  • Fun preschool series


  • Contests for subscribers with awesome prizes!
  • Envelope Gallery of kids' art
  • Ads with special offers

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