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, mom to four beautiful kids. She has been homeschooling from the beginning and has just finished her tenth year. It is a constant journey. Her kids were all born in different states. She has many chapters in her story and several years of teaching experience through the public school system, homeschooling, working with her church youth group and teaching in her local homeschool association. She holds a degree in early childhood education from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Katie has been on the board of directors of the Henderson County Homeschool Association for five years. Check out her blog at www.thedelightdirectedhomeschooler.com.

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