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Make Your Curriculum Woes Disappear - Successful Homeschooling, Issue #21
April 07, 2010

Curriculum season is upon us once again, and if your mailbox is anything like mine, it is overflowing with homeschool catalogs. However, choosing the perfect program for your family doesn't have to be an overwhelming, mind-boggling experience!

In this Issue:

  1. The Real Secret to Choosing the Best Homeschool Curriculum
  2. Your Guide to Surviving Curriculum Season
  3. What's New?

The Real Secret to Choosing the Best Curriculum

I'm a homeschooling parent just like you, and I can relate to the feelings of anxiety that go hand in hand with the search for the best homeschool curriculum.

In fact, just last week I asked my husband if he felt sure we were on the right track in our journey to educate our children. As you probably guessed, I had just visited a homeschool friend, watched her children in action and looked through her "newer and better" homeschool materials.

My husband asked me a simple question, "Where do you see our children as adults?"

I told him I want my children to love the Lord and serve Him; to be great spouses, parents, friends and neigbors; and to work hard and enjoy the fruits of their labor.

My husband then responded, "If those are truly your goals for our children, does it really matter what curriculum you use?"

Friends, I can give you all of the tips and guidelines and planning worksheets I can type, and you will find some excellent resources below. But the truth about homeschool curriculum is - if we have a clear purpose and vision for our children's futures, it doesn't matter what program we use.

There are few things more exciting to those of us who are curriculum junkies than flipping through homeschool catalogs, reading reviews, researching the latest and greatest products, and making plans for the next year.

But the real secret to choosing the best homeschool curriculum is knowing what we truly want for our children, and realizing that our curriculum choices are only an extremely small part of what will get us there.

Your Guide to Surviving Curriculum Season

7 Secrets to Finding the Best Homeschool Curriculum
Here are some videos, articles and free e-books that can help you survive, and thrive, during curriculum season:

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Curriculum - Watch this video to learn about 5 mistakes parents make when choosing curriculum, and find out how you can avoid them. If you're anything like me, you've made every mistake on the list!

7 Secrets to Finding the Best Homeschool Curriculum - This FREE e-book on choosing curriculum features information from leading homeschool experts like Sarita Holzmann of Sonlight, Catherine Levison of A Charlotte Mason Education, Lee Binz of the HomeScholar and more! Download it today to find a proven blueprint for finding the best curriculum for your family.

Homeschool Curriculum Reviews - Successful Homeschooling is one of the largest online sources of homeschool curriculum reviews written by parents just like you! Visit today to find information about programs you are considering, and help other homeschoolers by posting reviews of programs you love.

Making the Most of Homeschool Curriculum Fairs - Homeschool curriculum fairs can be inspiring, yet totally overwhelming. Here are some tips for navigating your local homeschool curriculum fair, along with a free printable checklist to help you plan your purchases.

101 Ways to Save Money on Homeschooling - You do not have to spend a fortune to homeschool your children successfully. Download this FREE ebook to find 101 ways to home school your children without ruining your budget!

What's New?

Over the past few months, I have been astounded by the rate at which our little website is growing. I want to thank you for allowing us to share your homeschool journey. And I want to especially thank each and every one of you who have contacted us with words of encouragement and support.

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Enjoy the journey,


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