Teach Your Own
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Teach Your Own

Teach your own? Really? I taught a homeschool co-op class of twenty 8 to 14 year olds about Africa. I asked my teacher-turned-homeschool-mom friend to teach me everything she knows about classroom management in five minutes. (She was a schoolteacher before her homeschool days). Turns out, classroom management skills weren’t required because the kids were … Continue reading

fresh from the homestead: keeping Chickens
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fresh from the homestead: keeping Chickens

I spent ten years reading, researching, and anticipating chicken keeping. I might have been as excited to meet my chick babies as I was my human babies. Turns out, they have been very easy to care for and I didn’t need to spend ten years researching. I’ve raised three batches of laying hens, enjoyed learning … Continue reading

summer homeschool ideas: what is an education in summer?
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summer homeschool ideas: what is an education in summer?

What is an education in summer? I have learned to let go of academics in the summer. After thirteen years homeschooling, I need a break. This is the season to dabble in project-based learning or unschooling. Learning opportunities abound.  Here are things we have done in summer. Are they entertainment or learning opportunities? Kids’ summer … Continue reading

If you’re considering homeschooling: what about socialization?
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If you’re considering homeschooling: what about socialization?

What’s the most important thing new homeschoolers need to know? Early on as homeschoolers, we most frequently hear the questions:  Are homeschool academics adequate? Will the children be socialized? Years later, my own top two questions are: If I’m homeschooling, how do I ensure time for myself? (Because parenting every moment of the day expends a … Continue reading

How to Homeschool 101
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How to Homeschool 101

How to Homeschool 101: the mini-course helping new homeschoolers gain clarity, confidence, and vision Get your FREE mini-course: Are you considering homeschooling your kids? I’ve got a free mini-course that introduces you to me, so I can get you from “I don’t know where to start, to I’ve got a plan.” I’ve got a full … Continue reading

Episode #7: Your Homeschool Mom Identity with Pat Fenner from Breakthrough Homeschooling.com
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Episode #7: Your Homeschool Mom Identity with Pat Fenner from Breakthrough Homeschooling.com

“When you don’t have another identity, your homeschool mom identity becomes your ONLY identity.” Pat Fenner In this episode, I’ll introduce you to Pat Fenner, a twenty five year homeschooler of five children, and author of the breakthrough course, “The Empty Homeschool Nest“. Pat is making the most of her retired homeschool mom status as … Continue reading