How I Saw Homeschool Then & How I See It Now

Homeschooling: how I saw it then. I know what I thought then, because I journaled it all. I consistently journalled at the same time I began homeschooling. Starbucks was my destination every Wednesday evening where I ordered my pumpkin spice latte with whip and biscotti. I opened my journal and wrote about our days, what…

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A Homeschool Mom’s Confession on the Disadvantages of Homeschooling

When meeting a new acquaintance, people often ask what I do? When I answer, I homeschool my kids, I am often met with curious looks. Instinctively, I want to defend, explain myself, all the merits and benefits and freedoms to homeschooling. And I do. But there are downsides to homeschooling too. There are disadvantages. Non-homeschool…

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how to incorporate play into the homeschool slump month

The homeschool slump month demands a shift in routine. You’re not the only one feeling the slump, your kids are too. Incorporate play into your day. 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, from Halloween to Easter, why don’t…

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New Year’s Resolutions: Saving Money in the Homeschool Kitchen

This year one of my resolutions is to save money on the little things. I will strive to choose to live the simple life this year. It’s easy for me to just live. But to live more simply takes work. Make soup stock. I can buy the soup stock in a carton. At $2 a litre,…

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How to Create a Homeschool Menu Plan: Leftover Thursday

Homeschool food preparation begins with a plan. I’m a real homeschool mom with a real day of kids disinterested in math problems, interrupting during the latin lesson, and me running to change the washer, again. I’ve got kids that complain about setting the table and not getting into the van fast enough for piano lessons. Yup, real…

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How to Create a Homeschool Menu Plan: Vegan Wednesday

Homeschool food preparation begins with a plan. I’m a real homeschool mom with a real day of kids disinterested in math problems, interrupting during the latin lesson, and me running to change the washer, again. I’ve got kids that complain about setting the table and not getting into the van fast enough for piano lessons. Yup, real…

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