how to create a personalized education for a six year old
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how to create a personalized education for a six year old

Bringing your kiddo home this fall? Here are four things you need to consider when beginning homeschooling: Your goal is to consider what an education is anyway and read about unschooling, deschooling, and learning.  I compiled a Homeschool Mama Reading List just for you! These books are ones that have taught me everything that has helped me structure my homeschool. “Everybody is … Continue reading

how to homeschool more than one grade: a tale of four grades
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how to homeschool more than one grade: a tale of four grades

I don’t have four kids homeschooling anymore. But for many years, I did. I have four children. Let me tell you about them. I have a teenager, finishing her final year of high school, who is very much as independent as a college student, waking herself for early morning online classes, tracking her study hours, … 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

why choose homeschool? the biggest benefit: freedom
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why choose homeschool? the biggest benefit: freedom

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 it’s just a hypothesis. Mama has freedom to learn … Continue reading

homeschool: the project season
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homeschool: the project season

When you look at our homeschool family from May to September, you’ll see unschooling, also known as the project season. We’ve flipped the May switch. There are fewer languages to study and more projects on the table. There is less sitting in one place for formal academic days, but still lots of learning. At the … Continue reading

my new homeschool planner: one of my favourite things
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my new homeschool planner: one of my favourite things

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Homeschooling Daytimers fresh from Amazon These are a few of my favourite things…“ Can’t you just see Julie Andrews singing that on a Swiss mountain top? She was a homeschooler herself, an unschooler to boot! Because I enjoy writing, pen in hand, … Continue reading