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Paper Avalanche? How I Organize Schoolwork

One of the great joys of homeschooling is keeping all of those completed papers, right? I mean, how else are you going to convince total strangers that your children are well-educated? ?And you have to have some papers showing progress … Continue reading

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Keep Pushing Ahead

One of the tricky things for me to balance as the children’s mother and teacher is where I should deal with attitude issues. My preference is for school not to be a time when I discipline, but if there are … Continue reading

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Insurmountable Tasks

For the past week I have been tripping over a sleeping mat on Mouse’s bedroom floor. It would probably take less than three minutes to put it away, but I never seem to have three minutes when I’m in her … Continue reading

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The Plan For The Week

I mentioned on FB this morning that I needed to sit down and make a plan and a list for the week. Someone said they’d like to see it and I thought “why not?”, just as easy to do it … Continue reading

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I Need A “Bossy” Planner: Well-Planned Day Planner Review and GiveAway

I am an affiliate of Home Educating Family Publishing and received a free planner to review. All opinions are entirely my own. With everything that goes on around here, is it any wonder that I sometimes can’t remember what day … Continue reading

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Make-Up Day (Or Days?)

One of the traps of homeschooling is becoming so tied to what I’ve planned that I’m fretted and stressed if we don’t complete it in the time frame I’ve imagined (and it often is imaginary as planning rarely takes into … Continue reading

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Eeyore Takes A Bath

Jack has a favorite stuffed animal that we call Eeyore. He’s small, just right for a toddler’s hands (although Jack usually carries him by holding his ears in his mouth) and made of worn and faded grey-blue terry cloth. He … Continue reading

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Chard and Onion Pizza (Dairy Free Cooking)

At the beginning of February S and Bull went off of dairy products. Bull had been having a problem with eczema and S had been having increasing pain in his knees. Since he bike commutes painful knees are a serious … Continue reading

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Extra Jobs

One thing that has been an ongoing struggle for us in training Mouse has been working with her tendency to dawdle or pretend that she can’t do something that we’ve asked her to do. We know she is pretending because … Continue reading

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Whirlwind!

How does a four day week feel so much busier than a five day one? Tomorrow I leave the children and S to go to the 2:1 Conference for the weekend. One day less than normal, a few more things … Continue reading

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