For the Unexpected Home Learner
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For the Unexpected Home Learner

I see your confusion, I see your anticipation, I see your frustration, and I see your overwhelm as you bring your kids home. Teresa Wiedrick I feel for the unexpected home learning families that have joined the home learning experience. You didn’t get two years to plan like I did. You didn’t get to choose … Continue reading

Your Home is Not a School
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Your Home is Not a School

Your Home is Not a School The most important aspect of a homeschool is the relationship between the parent and the child. Our goal is to listen to our kids, so that we can learn what they need. Our goal is not only to teach our high ideals. Though the high ideals be commendable, they … 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

homeschool high school, grade 8 & 9: the churning
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homeschool high school, grade 8 & 9: the churning

Lots of churning and change in the grade 8 and grade 9 years — said a homeschool conference speaker. I didn’t need someone to say that out loud — I have personal experience. (Obviously, because I have a few kids, and also, I was a kid.)  I thought these years were turbulent because they were tough times … 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

homeschooling in British Columbia
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homeschooling in British Columbia

Every morning we meet at 8:30 to discuss our plans for the day. Maybe, one kiddo heads to dance at 3, then we’ll see her at 9 in the evening. Another daughter needs to be dropped off at the bus stop for a college English class. One is dropped off at youth group in the … Continue reading