homeschool: the traditional season
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homeschool: the traditional season

The homeschool traditional season looks like school. …In that we have formal study hours and are expected to do stuff… Otherwise, what the stuff is depends on who the kid is, what their goals are and what our goals are for them too. The study day begins at 0830. The kids meet in the Great … Continue reading

the homeschool project season
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the homeschool project season

When spring bursts, I feel invited outside. I am thankful to be living alongside my children as I have a keen awareness of the need for variability and activity. For the last decade, no matter the personality of the child, I have seen a need to change up their routines around this time of the … Continue reading

homeschool philosophies and why you don’t need to care
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homeschool philosophies and why you don’t need to care

Let’s get to why I’m writing about homeschool philosophies before a haze falls across your eyes as opaquely as the haze of smoke settling into my mountain valley homestead. I am not going to write a blog that details the homeschool philosophies in education. If you haven’t heard that there’s more than one way to … Continue reading

the art and science of an education
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the art and science of an education

“Education cannot make a person into something; it can only provide space for a person to discover who they are. Being fully human is not derived from doing things the way that someone or something has told us to, but by being who we are, the person we were born to be”. Life Learning Magazine … Continue reading

ten lessons from ten homeschool years
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ten lessons from ten homeschool years

I’ve been around long enough to hit the wall twice. Hit the wall, meaning, I was ready to put my kids into school. That says a lot for someone that is a home education advocate to the core. But I didn’t put them in school. Self-reflection revealed I wasn’t frustrated with homeschooling, I was frustrated … Continue reading

3 guidelines to choosing homeschool curriculum
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3 guidelines to choosing homeschool curriculum

I went to a homeschool conference last spring, and I didn’t buy a thing. I must be… a. No longer homeschooling. b. Already in possession of enough books to occupy a public school library. c. Homeschooling ten years and have learned that I just don’t need it all. C it is! (Oh, and obviously also … Continue reading