New to Homeschool? Here’s how to spend eighteen years with your kids
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New to Homeschool? Here’s how to spend eighteen years with your kids

New to Homeschool? Here’s how to spend eighteen years with your kids. I don’t mean the years where half the day is spent finding everything for their backpack, dropping them and their permission forms off at school for 0830, then seeing them again at 3. I mean eighteen years, 8 am – 3 pm included. I … 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 a very long time and have learned that I just don’t need it all. C it is! (Oh, and … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care:  encouragement
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homeschool mama self-care: encouragement

What fuels us homeschool mamas? One word: encouragement. Nothing like a homeschool conference with seasoned homeschool mamas infusing us with encouraging thoughts. I attended a real-time conference years ago. It was a fourteen hour energy drink to reawaken my system. Two days of conference speakers engaging new ideas for studies and helping me discover more … Continue reading

homeschool science: apologia & beyond
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homeschool science: apologia & beyond

In this house, we love science. Discovering how things work, how they function, playing with ingredients, memorizing the elements of the Periodic Table, assembling boxes of physics activities, and performing chemistry experiments, reading on plate tectonics or atomic theory, we’ve done a little bit of everything over the years. (And it’s not because dad is … Continue reading

teach your kids poetry
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teach your kids poetry

Every September we study poetry: we read it, we analyze it, we write it. Oh no, you say, my kids wouldn’t enjoy poetry. Ditto for mine. (Or so they thought.) The benefits of poetry: Build neural networks. Learn a new language. Become cultured. These were my original reasons for reading snippets of William Wordsworth as … Continue reading

freedom: the root of homeschooling
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freedom: the root of homeschooling

Mama has freedom to learn with her kids. I have my PhD research paper thesis topic in mind: “Senility in aging homeschooling parents: Is the incidence lower with increased homeschooling years?” My hypothesis: the more years we homeschool, the more likely we develop neural networks in our adult brains; therefore, lower incidence of senility. Ok, so … Continue reading