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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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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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“Review Week”

A few years ago I started planning a week “off” into the lesson plans for the year. At the time, we were schooling year round and it made sense to take a week every six weeks, for extra errand running, … Continue reading

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Of Hectic Schedules, Activities, and Life in a Circus

Hmmph! Seems like a long time since I sat down to type here. Actually…it has been a long time…a couple of months at least and that last post was rather short. Life has been busy, no doubt (and more on … Continue reading

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Stay Away!

Respect is a big deal these days and so often it just means that I choose to stay away from those who disagree with me. Avoiding my neighbor isn’t really loving him, though, and loving our neighbor is what each … Continue reading

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The End Of The Break

We took a good bit of time off in December. Children were sick, I was sick and Christmas and Advent stuff needed doing.  It was nice to have a bit of a change and to get some projects done but … Continue reading

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This Thing We Do

    Been reflecting lately on why we homeschool. It’s hard sometimes and definitely uses time that could be used for something else but we still find ourselves doing it year after year…   So why? For the good days … Continue reading

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