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Finding His Conscience

Lately the four year old, Jack, has been becoming very distraught when told he did something naughty. There have been tears and tantrums, and throwing toys over consequences like sitting for four minutes that he used to just calmly do. … Continue reading

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Three Soups…One Ham Bone!

It must be fall. All of a sudden, we are eating soup again, and the oven is doing double duty as a house heater and cooking device (I will confess to having turned on the heat for an hour or … Continue reading

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Free Time or Free For All?

  Free time is an enormous benefit if homeschooling. Play and creative endeavor help make children well rounded and are an important part of the “whole child” approach to education. By providing ample free time I am giving my children … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Help Struggling Writers

We’ve all had it happen. Your students enthusiastically read the material but when it comes time to write about what they’ve read, there are blank stares, sighs, dawdling, and sometimes tears! What happened? Last night while they were supposed to … Continue reading

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Mom Has A School Uniform Too!

6:00 am Sitting on the bed, drinking a cup of tea, and thinking about the plan for the day. I woke the children up a few minutes ago and now Buggle, stumbles past on the way to the bathroom where … Continue reading

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Rotations (or how to harness ADHD for housekeeping)

A few years ago someone casually mentioned to me that if they had to stick a “label” on me it would definitely be ADHD! I got to thinking about it and found that I am much more productive (and therefore … Continue reading

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Have Circus Will Travel (all the way to Virginia for the HEAV Convention ) Family Pass Giveaway

These days the circus looks something like this! Three year olds can be talked into pretty much anything… especially if it’s mom doing the persuading! I am SO saving this picture for his wedding rehearsal dinner! This guy is nearly four … Continue reading

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It’s Spring! Time for Yard Work, and Planning My Trip to Virginia and the HEAV Convention (with a Giveaway)

It’s April and time for me to plan my annual trip to Virginia! I’m so excited to be spending a bit more than two weeks visiting friends and family (including a visit to my sister at Poplar Spring Farm) and … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: The Three Year Old

    He’s three and he loves to “be the kitchen helper” but what can he usefully do?   Quite a bit actually. He saves me a lot of steps! He: Fetches things- most cans have pictures so he can … Continue reading

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Using Homework to Encourage Hard Work (Or Why I Have No Reason to Fuss At My Dawdlers)

  This past fall we started participating in a small co-op. It meets once per week and I teach Science and Latin. The three school age children take classes and Jack and Daisy hang out with friends (although Daisy usually … Continue reading

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