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  1. Mary Beth Sensat Daigle says

    First, thank you for the wealth of info you have provided homeschoolers. I am a new homeschool mom – we started in the fall, 2013. I have a question re: the weekly workbox grid. I am trying to replicate this system – the first thing I did was run out to Sam’s & purchased a 10-drawer cart for each of my boys. I understand how the grid works but do you also print out corresponding cards & attach them via Velcro to the 10-drawer cart?

  2. Mary Beth Sensat Daigle says

    RE: chore chart for older kids pdf – how do you enter in your own household chores (like the one you did for your daughter in the example) All I see are the templates – is there a way to edit to personalize it? Thanking you in advance.

  3. Is there any easier way, when editing in the planner, to copy and past the whole page rather than just little sections? Does that make sense?! lol

  4. I’m thinking about purchasing your pocket chart holiday and special occasion
    cards but I’m curious as to how it works, will i receive something in the mail or will i get an email?

  5. Kristin Evans says

    Hi – I purchased your Weekly Homeschool Planner in an ebook bundle last year. I’m using it this year as I homeschool my Kindergartener. We are in South Africa, so our school year starts now. So I’m using the planner and cannot get the side subject areas to type sideways. Do you understand what I’m talking about? Not sure how to phrase it. But wondering if its because I’m using a mac? Has anyone else had a problem with this?

    • I’ll send you another copy, Kristin. If you have a Mac (like I do), be sure to only open the file using Adobe Reader – not the Mac Viewer. It corrupts the file and can mix up the text like that.

  6. Kelly Burtelson says

    Hi Jolanthe- I have been scouring the internet for ABC bible ideas and came across your ABC Bible cards!! Perfect! I am wondering if I am able to uses them as part of our curriculum for our local homeschool group this Fall. I am teaching a preschool Bible class.

  7. I have a monthly planner page from you but I cannot find it on my computer or on here. It has month of at the top, a grid for the days of the month, projects to make, books to read, and things to remember on one page. I was wondering if you could help me find it on your website? I looked under Mom Helps, Homeschool Helps, Free Printables, and Printables. I would be willing to pay for it. I really like using it.

    • Lauren,

      Are you able to email me a picture of it? I’ll do some digging to see what I can find, but sometimes a visual helps me out tremendously! :)


  8. Karen Ziegler says

    Hi there, in one of your articles you mentioned how you and your husband used Dave Ramsey’s method of getting out of debt and paid off $65,000 in 19 months. Do you have a post/blog about how you did that? We are facing the same situation! Thanks! -Karen

  9. Sybil M. says

    Hi Jolanthe. I am looking to purchase your student planner through the Build Your Bundle sale. I’m wondering about two things: 1) will I have access to your “buyers only” page to keep it updated and 2) do you have or can you create a more boyish background (I don’t think my 12yo son will go for the colorful circle design despite how pretty it is). Thanks! ;)

    • Sybil,

      You would have access to that page as well (link is at the back of the planner along with instructions on how to access it). I can look at finding another graphic that matches – the primary colors inside are teal, dark blue, and a medium green – but that front cover graphic is used through the entire planner, so if I change out the cover image, it wouldn’t go along with anything else. I tried to pick interior colors that would be neutral. :) I can look at other graphics – just need to see what I can find along the same lines. A new cover would be easy enough to add to the mix of extra printables.

      Thanks for checking! Jolanthe

  10. I’m trying to subscribe to your email list but I keep getting an error message. Any idea what I’m doing wrong? Thanks!

  11. We started off our kids with a salt tray box (essentially the lid of a photo storage box with salt or sand in it) and our kids could trace the letters in imitation. We also use Handwriting without tears and a small chalkboard. both were hugely helpful. There is also an app for Handwriting Without Tears that our youngest loved. Other than that, we then started introducing simple tracing sheets when they were ready for using a pencil – some kids are ready earlier than others, so don’t panic! :)

  12. Stephanie Cryer says

    I downloaded and printed your preschool chore chart last year. We love it! But we’ve lost some along the way. I tried to click on it to reprint again but it’s saying I need a password. I am subscribed but have never received a password. Can you help?

  13. I purchased your home school planner years ago and am a little baffled by the copyright notice/printing instructions. Just to be clear, the printing double side is optional and single sided is permissible also?

  14. Hello! I purchased your homeschool planner years ago and am a little bit baffled by the copyright instructions.
    is it permissible to print single sided instead of double?

  15. Ronda Karroll says

    I just recently found your page. I was so excited to see the ABC Bible verse cards.I am the director of children’s ministry at our church. We are placing a special emphasis on Bible memory right now. I would love to be able to print these cards and share them with our families. Is that an okay thing to do?? Thanks so much for your help!
    Ronda Karroll
    Director of Children’s Minister
    Carmi, IL

  16. Sabrina Simonelli says

    Hi Jolanthe. Do you have reading lists for individual grade levels? I know you send out what you all are reading lately but do you have specific reading lists for each grade level? I’m looking for a grade five reading list for my daughter. Thanks for any help. Blessings.

  17. Hi Jolanthe. I totally am in awe of the Geography resources and your blog about what you did each week. How long did you take to do all those countries in your homeschool? Two years? I am actually going to start this coming week, and I’ll be following your planned out trip around the world with my 8 year old. It looks like it will be so much fun!

    • We worked on them over the course of two years. At the time, we started out with the country where the Olympics were being held and moved around how it made sense to us. It was so much fun!

  18. Georgia Ann Stapleton says

    I bought the new weekly planner for $10.00 last year but I do not where I put it on my computer. Can I still use it free for this year? Thanks

  19. Stacey S says

    Hi! Did you do a series of posts about camping/ survival to go with the book My Side of the Mountain several years ago? I thought you did but can’t seem to find your posts. We’re thinking of doing something like this and would like your ideas.
    Thank you,

  20. Hi Jolanthe,

    I am excited to use your skip counting charts with my kiddos this year. I wanted to print them in a smaller size (about 4 to a regular letter size page) and can’t figure out how to format from the download you have. Did you format it yourself or take it somewhere to have it formatted smaller?


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