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3 Books to Help Avoid Homeschool Burnout (Before School Starts!)

It’s summer, but why am I already feeling homeschool burnout?
If there’s one thing I know, it’s how I think my homeschool is going to look come the new school year and the reality of what it looks like are quite different. Anyone else relate?

When I start planning for the upcoming school year in April […]

Creating The Best Homeschool Morning Routine For Your Family

Going from “in bed” to “starting school” can be an epic task for any homeschool!

What does your morning routine look like? How have you found ways to keep things humming without the kids (and even mom) dissolving into a puddle of tears on the bathroom floor?

We turned to area homeschoolers for advice, who share their experiences and […]

5 homeschooling myths debunked

Homeschooling has come a long way since the 1980s, with more than 2.3 million homeschoolers in the U.S. alone. Nevertheless, a number of myths still prevail about homeschoolers as bespectacled nerds who may excel academically but stumble socially in the real world.

Do any of these homeschooling myths sound familiar to you?
Myth 1: I don’t […]

9 ideas to name your homeschool in Kansas

For people just researching homeschooling, the requirement in Kansas to name your homeschool may sound ludicrous.

What exactly should a homeschool be named? Comprehensive Learning Center? My Homeschool Rocks? Amazing Alicia’s Academy? Or maybe a mixture of all the above? 🙂

In all seriousness, however, every homeschool in Kansas (learn how to start yours here) is treated as a […]

13 family-friendly ideas for this 4th of July

If you are searching for family-friendly ways to spend this 4th of July holiday, look no further! Here are 13 ideas for a fantastic, fun celebration around the Kansas City area.
Historical celebrations

Many area historical sites hold events on or around the 4th of July.

Missouri Town 1855 offers an Independence Day Parade on July […]

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Homeschool and Foster Care: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Begin

Can I homeschool and become a foster parent?
This was a question I asked myself four years ago. I was just two years into homeschooling my then 2nd-grader and kindergartener when my husband and I felt called to become foster parents.

Since then, we have had 6 children in our home, one of whom we adopted […]

15 great day trips from Kansas City

Day trips can turn any boring summer week into something special! From popular favorites to some lesser-known destinations, we’ve got some excellent ideas from area homeschool moms:
Day trips in Kansas

Museum of Natural History in Lawrence.

Scavenger hunts, exhibit checklists and “science scoops” are just a few of the highlights awaiting young ones at this natural […]

The 12 best homeschool deals in KC

We have such a wealth of homeschool deals in the Kansas City area that it can sometimes be overwhelming! Where should you start first? What are the nice-to-knows vs. the must-haves? Which deals come through every year, and which are just one-time specials?

Over the years, we’ve seen the most popular deals and specials for homeschoolers and […]

Can I legally homeschool other people’s children in Kansas or Missouri?

Is it legal to teach another family’s children while I homeschool my own and charge for that service? Say my neighbor wants me to teach their homeschool child while she works during the day. Am I allowed to charge money for my time spent instructing this child that isn’t mine?
As homeschooling becomes more mainstream, […]

20 field trip destinations for KC homeschoolers

Guest post by Traci Matt

MPE provided numerous resources and blessings during our 20 years of homeschooling, but none as important as our small cluster group. Each family in our little group planned and executed an annual field trip or activity, and by the end of each year we had taken in quite a few […]