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4 Moms Q & A

It's time again for that portion of the show when The 4 Moms answer reader questions. Here are a few I have gathered recently:

How do you keep track of drinking glasses?

Ah, yes. We used to have a drinking problem, too, until I figured out this ingenious idea for managing cups. Now, my sink is no longer full of cups all day!

My husband was recently laid off, too. How can I make money with my blog?

Here are some tips I wrote from my experience on how to make money blogging.

However, successfully blogging for income takes momentum, building relationships with readers and advertisers, and constant updating. All that can take TIME, and the income comes in bits and pieces; $50 here, $75 there, until little by little, it adds up.

All those factors can be time consuming and stressful if you let it, but if you are determined, you can make it happen!

What's the one thing you couldn't live without in your homeschool?

Spiral notebooks. I buy at least 10 for each student when school supplies are on sale at the end of summer. Everyone gets one spiral per subject, and is FORBIDDEN to rip the papers out. Each daily assignment is done in the spiral and there are no loose papers all over my kitchen table.

Do homeschool kids have to be tested like public school kids?

In my state, Texas, there are no requirements for testing homeschoolers. You can find out what your state requires of homeschoolers at HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association).

In my 11 years of homeschooling, I have tested my children twice, most recently this past summer. Both times I was extremely nervous to find out the results, and then pleasantly surprised.

Most recently I printed out these free TAKS tests to see how they compared with their age mates in our state. I didn't prepare them at all, but one morning passed them out and said, "See how many of these questions you can answer correctly without any help." They dove right in, and out of the 4 children I tested, only one single answer was incorrect for all combined reading tests!

Will you bring some of your eggs to church?

Sure. (Which I naturally forgot to do.)

Now see what questions the rest of The 4 Moms are answering!

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  1. HeatherHH says:

    We get new drinking glasses in the morning, and they then stay on the table all day long and are reused at each meal. Each person’s cup stays at their spot, so there is no problem keeping them straight.

    Heather (mom to 6 children ages 10 and under, #7 due in June)

  2. While standardized testing is not required by the state, any homeschooling parent in Texas that wants to test their kids and have official records of it, can do so, check with your private schools and see if any of them are open to letting your kids get tested when the school tests, or find a homeschooling association in your area and ask around.
    I don’t homeschool yet but I did tons of research on it a few years ago.

  3. Amen to the whole post! We have the same spiral notebook system and a similar method for cups. I just love reading your posts, Miss Connie. (From one Connie to another.) Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. Here is another great idea for cups! I do daycare and we have tons of cups for everyone. This would be no nice! Then hopefully I wouldn’t find cups all over the house! :)

  5. If my kids get a glass out, they use a sharpie to write their name on it. It comes off when washed.


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