what to ask yourself to choose the best curriculum for your homeschool

I’ve always been resistant to answering the question, what curriculum do you use? because though I do use curriculum, I don’t think there is one right book or one right way to tackle any subject. I don’t think in grades or meeting regional learning outcomes, so I don’t assume there is one right curriculum to…

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the life of the perpetual mother hen: finding quiet as a homeschool mom

How to find quiet when you’re the perpetual homeschool mother hen? I’ve got a few tips.

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a Key Note: a musical education

As I sip this non-fat decaf cappuccino (also known as flavoured water) and attempt eating just HALF of this delectable haystack, I relish in listening to the ukulele sextet playing outside my coffee shop booth. Possibly there is nothing more reminiscent of palm trees and margaritas, hammocks, and luaus, than a ukulele strumming Aloha ‘Oe. Yup, right…

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if you hear a voice within…

If you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You are not a painter,’ then by all means paint… and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh Thank you Van Gogh. I had heard the same emphasis last weekend at a writer’s conference. How can I declare that I’m a writer? People want books, published…

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to think I didn’t always read

Believe it or not, I didn’t really read till I was seventeen. Oh yes, I remember the assignments that I was supposed to read: grade 11 it was Ghandi. That’s a long book. I watched the movie….actually, that’s a long movie too, so I watched parts of the movie. In grade 12, I was to…

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introducing Hannah

Hannah is our first daughter. She emerged into the world on Independence Day and has embodied that independence ever since. Hannah was that child that required me to grow up, strong and firm. A helper and advocate at heart, steely on the exterior and surprisingly affected and tender on the interior. The nine endless months…

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