I love curriculum as much as the next homeschool mom. Who doesn’t love the smell of new books and the thrill of opening a box of all the things to start the homeschool year? I have a confession: I buy curriculum and do not use it. I get excited, and then it sits on my shelf. I have realized that I really do not need all the things to homeschool my children. I have made a few investments over the years and learned that less really can be more when it comes to school. Let me share some tips I’ve learned in my ten years of homeschooling.

Katie Dugdale is a child of God, lover of Christ, wife to an amazing man, and mom to 4 beautiful kids. Her family has been homeschooling from the beginning and have just finished their fourteenth year. It is a constant journey. Each of Katie’s kids was born in a different state. They have many chapters in their story, and Katie has several years of teaching experience through the public school system, homeschooling her own children, working with the church youth group, and teaching in local homeschool co-ops. Katie holds a degree in early childhood education from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. She served on the board of directors of the Henderson County Homeschool Association for six years as activities director, treasurer, and secretary. Katie now co-directs Classical Scholars Homeschool Co-op in Mills River, NC.

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