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If you are interested in the Eclectic Education Series but you still feel unsure if you would be able to use these books in your homeschool, then I think that the next best step for you would be to purchase Sherry Hayes e-book, Homeschooling Sanity.

It is only $11.50, available for immediate download, and it is chock-full of great information. Not only will you learn about how she uses the Eclectic Education Series, but you will also enjoy and be inspired by the story of how Sherry Hayes has been able to homeschool her own 15 children.

The writing of Homeschool Sanity was first begun as the result of a collaboration between Sherry Hayes and myself, in which I asked her to write introductions for the books in the Eclectic Education Series (EES). She did a wonderful job, and wrote introductions for each of the 5 collections of books in the EES: Ray’s Arithmetic, McGuffey’s, Grammar, Science, and History.   

Inspired by this, she proceeded to expand on her efforts, adding advice and philosophy she has gathered over her 23 years of homeschooling her 15 children ending finally with the creation of this wonderful, expansive, and thoroughly practical guide to homeschooling, in which she gives what every homeschool mother and parent needs: Homeschool Sanity.

This is not a cheap book with a few words of general advice. Homeschool Sanity provides over 160 pages of thoughtful, practical thinking from a mother who has dealt for more than 23 years with the real, every-day problems and difficulties that homeschooling can bring.

“Over the last 23 years of actual homeschooling experience I have tried just

about every curriculum and method available, from textbooks to unit studies to

Charlotte Mason to the unschooling methodology.” – Sherry Hayes 

  Some of the content in the book is  duplicated in her introductions that are included on the Dollar Homeschool CD’s, but the book has plenty of unique content of its own, and if you would like a preview of what homeschooling with the EES would be like, this is a truly excellent resource. Click Here to go to her website.


If you are interested in purchasing a paperback version of Homeschool Sanity on Amazon, it is available here.






She has also created a primer with flashcards and helpful information specifically for the McGuffey's Readers, which is available here.




"Thank you again for my order.... This is a treasure and I'm glad you are keeping it alive and sharing it."

“By the time a student finishes the Practical Arithmetic book, he/she would be ready to get a job and understand basic financial concepts (not that I expect my 12 year old to go to work, but they could help with the family business and family finances with ease)”
~ Mandi Aumann


Thanks for your help and support.  My children love to do Ray's Arithmetic.  I believe it makes math fun!  Of course, I love math so I am biased.



“Because of your work on the Ray’s CDs, we were able to make our decision to use Ray’s as our math curriculum. Thank you for your time that you have already put into these wonderful, rich programs. We also are using the Robinson Curriculum and are enjoying that as well. “
In Christ,
~Josh and Heather

“Excellent product! Your customer service is also Excellent! Thank You. “

"As a former math teacher at a classical and Christian school, where we used another popular modern math curriculum, we have chosen to use Ray's for the homeschooling of our four children.  Our use during the last four years has proven that Ray's Arithmetic does what a good math program should do; build mastery of mathematical skills and help students to think mathematically (not just memorizing rules or recipes for solving problems).  It does this through focused incremental practice of skills and a variety of practical word problems.  I give it my highest recommendation."

Robert (& Elisabeth) Terry

I bought Sherry Hayes ebook recently and just loved all the practical advice on how to use these materials.  It has given me the confidence to use the entire curriculum.  What a wonderful resource!


"We love the Ray's Arithmetic series  because it provides such a great value!  With heavy use of word problems and "real world" math, and progressing logically from concrete to abstract, this series coversK-8th grades for less than what most programs cost for a single grade."
~Rachel Ramey, homeschooling mother of 3, and more to come!  
"Over the last 23 years of actual homeschooling experience I have tried just about every curriculum and method available, from textbooks to unit studies to Charlotte Mason to the unschooling methodology…. Today, not only the McGuffey Readers Series, but just about every primary subject in our homeschooling is based on or benefited by these dear old volumes and the time-honored practices they promote."
 ~ Sherry Hayes, homeschool mother of 15 children.
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" I am 16 and a happy graduate of the EES curriculum-- I absolutely LOVE it! It is wonderful, a true God-send. When I went to take the GED and the SAT upon my graduation, my scores were superb and well above average. The curriculum gave me a firm foundation and helped me to clearly and realistically grasp the concepts of true education. Nothing was lacking and I give it a full five stars! Thank you very much for all you have done to bring back the beautiful texts and materials which were so unjustly done away with." ~ Erica