curiosity, the staple to an education: how to facilitate it
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curiosity, the staple to an education: how to facilitate it

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. “If you … 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

structuring a twelve year old’s academic education
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structuring a twelve year old’s academic education

Bringing your kiddo home this fall? Here are two 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. Structuring … Continue reading

homeschooling in British Columbia
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homeschooling in British Columbia

We’re a homeschool family with four kids living 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 … Continue reading

homeschool philosophies and why you don’t need to care
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homeschool philosophies and why you don’t need to care

Let’s get to why I’m writing about homeschool philosophies before a haze falls across your eyes as opaquely as the haze of smoke settling into my mountain valley homestead in August. If you haven’t heard that there’s more than one way to homeschool, I shall direct you to these approaches: Classical homeschooling Charlotte Mason homeschooling … 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