Choosing Vision Words for your Homeschooled Kids
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Choosing Vision Words for your Homeschooled Kids

I choose a vision word for each of my homeschooled kids.
Each word represents what I want for them to embody. 
I write these words at the top of my journal as a daily reminder. Continue reading

imagination is more important than knowledge
family life / homeschool

imagination is more important than knowledge

Bringing your kiddo home this fall? Here are four things you need to consider when beginning homeschooling: Your goal is to consider what an education is anyway and read about unschooling, deschooling, and learning.  I compiled a Homeschool Mama Reading List just for you! These books are ones that have taught me everything that has helped me structure my homeschool. “Imagination is … Continue reading

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free-spirited

When she was a preschooler, the top ten tunes boomed in the car and she was bopping along in the back. When she figured out the words, they flowed off her tongue, adult lyrics that weren’t intended for baby ears. But she had the rhythm and she definitely had the moves. As a baby, she … Continue reading

Counselling 101: a Parent’s Most Important Skill
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Counselling 101: a Parent’s Most Important Skill

If there were any other skill we parents might learn before we begin this parenting trek, it would be this one…how to kindly, authentically, diplomatically deal with people. Teresa Wiedrick Really. Tough. Work. Trying to figure out how to co-exist in the world with other people. But we weren’t put in this world alone, so … Continue reading

homeschool freedoms: don’t miss the gift in your child
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homeschool freedoms: don’t miss the gift in your child

Sometimes we need other people to remind us of our homeschool freedoms. The title of this post isn’t my title. It’s Carol’s. I haven’t personally met Carol. She was the keynote speaker at a homeschool conference years ago. Nothing like a homeschool conference to kickstart a renewed joy for homeschooling. Besides inducing ab-strengthening belly laughs for … Continue reading

thrive, finding vision for our homeschool family
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thrive, finding vision for our homeschool family

thrive: advance, do well, get ahead, get better, grow rich, prosper Is my family thriving? Some days just getting by feels like it surely must be enough. The kids are fed. They poured themselves a bowl of cereal, I think. They’re dressed. Well, he did wear that outfit to bed, but it’s relatively clean. And … Continue reading