Why I Homeschool
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Why I Homeschool

I was asked the other day why I homeschool. Sigh. How not to answer in essay format. After eleven years, I have so many reasons now. How do I be succinct? Why do I homeschool? Because living in this world, discovering all that it has to offer is intriguing, interesting, and energizing; and I wouldn’t want … Continue reading

ten lessons from ten homeschool years
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ten lessons from ten homeschool years

I’ve been around long enough to hit the wall twice. Hit the wall, meaning, I was ready to put my kids into school. That says a lot for someone that is a home education advocate to the core. But I didn’t put them in school. Self-reflection revealed I wasn’t frustrated with homeschooling, I was frustrated … Continue reading

financially savvy kids
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financially savvy kids

We’ve been reaping the benefit of a financial children’s teaching program for four years. (This is the only gimmicky sales seminar I’ve ever purchased.) The program was hoping to teach me something about financially savvy kids (and also sell me their wares). And it has been worth every penny! We want our children to learn … Continue reading

February: loving my kids
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February: loving my kids

Love is spelled T-I-M-E we’re told. I have learned that despite homeschooling my children, I can easily not spend quality time with my kiddos. Since we are so often together driving in the car somewhere, or doing our weekday studies, making dinner or reading a book, it can be a challenge to set aside even … Continue reading

homeschool parenting: everything I needed to learn I learned as a homeschool parent, or will learn someday
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homeschool parenting: everything I needed to learn I learned as a homeschool parent, or will learn someday

I had no idea what I would have to learn to be a homeschool parent. Some days, I think back to my idealizing notions of homeschooling and I don’t think I knew what I was signing up for (no, I don’t think…I know I didn’t). I wonder if I would have had the fortitude or the willingness to learn … Continue reading

funny stuff on a less than stellar day
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funny stuff on a less than stellar day

I have no discernible reason, other than a wee bit tired, but I am just not in my groove. Maybe I got woken earlier than I’d like, but if you knew the not-so-early hour that I was awoken, sympathy wouldn’t be a natural outflow. So I’ll just have to lighten myself with a few blasts from the … Continue reading