Advice for New Home Learners
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Advice for New Home Learners

We are not trying to create a school in our homes. Homes are not schools. Teresa Wiedrick Where are you at in your new home learning journey? Ready to send the kids on the big yellow school bus? Oh WAIT, there is no yellow school bus. I feel you. Whether you’ve chosen homeschooling, had a … Continue reading

education: an act of discovery
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education: an act of discovery

One thing I’ve spent my last decade doing, unintentionally, is studying learning. When you’re trying to encourage learning, whether it be numerical literacy or scientific discovery, you quickly learn that everyone is learning differently, that each child doesn’t have the same interests, and that each child wasn’t placed on this earth for the same purposes, … Continue reading

Creating a Pandemic Routine
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Creating a Pandemic Routine

A pandemic brings unique challenges to each of our families. We might all be paddling on the same rough waters, but we’re all having a very different experience in our boat on the waters. We all have this one benefit from this time: we’re offered a blank slate to reimagine our lives. Teresa Wiedrick If … Continue reading

homestead in any home
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homestead in any home

The classic term “homesteading” had something to do with the government offering pioneers land for development. But here we are, with motivation to be as self-sufficient as possible, since our grocery stores reveal occasional lapses of items we’re accustomed to purchasing. So let’s get homesteading. But I don’t have any land, you say? Gotcha. I … Continue reading

homeschool mama daily affirmations
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homeschool mama daily affirmations

There is no magic sauce to parenting. Mostly, parenting is learning about oneself through the eyes of our children and adjusting, and readjusting, then self-regulating. Parenting is considering the real child in front of your real eyes and acknowledging them as a real human with real needs. Why is my focus in my world or … Continue reading

creating meaningful childhood memories so we help our kids live their lives on purpose
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creating meaningful childhood memories so we help our kids live their lives on purpose

Let’s help our homeschool kids spend their time wisely, so they have meaningful childhood memories and they learn to live their lives on purpose. Parenting is short-lived. That’s a statement that doesn’t always feel true. Time moves quickly after having a few children. Not so in the first year after my first child’s birth. She was … Continue reading