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One day, our children will grow up and will need to function properly in society. What we give, through our homeschooling journey, is a whole approach to life in general, and not simply the academics that can only take them so far.

Some call it home economics class, and others call it life skills. You might call it something entirely different. However, the fact remains that the things we teach our children in this arena can be very serious, even though it’s classified as an elective.

Homeschooling gives you so much freedom! You’ll be able to build a schedule that truly meets the needs of you and your entire family, whether on a daily basis, or for the school year as a whole.

When a fresh new homeschooling year starts, we are in “full speed ahead” mode! However, as we move into the holidays, the mid-year slump can often bring us to a grinding halt. It’s not entirely a bad idea to take some very necessary breaks throughout the year to make sure that both children and parents don’t burn out from trying to do too much too quickly.

Let’s face it, as a homeschooler, you’re likely to experience a point in time where your homeschooling routine becomes dry, lackluster, and maybe even dreaded. Homeschool burnout can happen for a variety of reasons, but it’s never a time to just throw in the towel and give up.

Even if homeschooling portfolios are not required by your local state regulations, it’s still a good idea to keep one for each of your children. But there are some things that you should know in order to even be able to keep one and those are the things we’re going to discuss today.