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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

Boredom’s Bounty
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Boredom’s Bounty

“Mom, I’m bored.” Have you heard that? If you haven’t, you’re not a Mom. “Put the iPod on the dock please!” An admonition I’ve said many times to all my kids. I’m not immune to screen overuse either. But life exists beyond a screen, solitude, even, and we have to find stuff to do that … Continue reading

the slump month: how to incorporate play into your homeschool day
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the slump month: how to incorporate play into your homeschool day

The homeschool slump month demands a shift in routine. Easiest way to get buy-in from the kids when you’re trying to counter the slump month? Incorporate play into your day. Y’all know it’s the end of February and routine is getting a little too…well, routine. Since this is about halfway into the season of candy, … Continue reading

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