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How Homeschooling Gives You Time to Invest in Family

In an ideal world, what kind of childhood would you dream of for your children? Maybe you picture your children Running free in the backyard Snuggled in your lap for a good story Laughing around the dinner table Telling stories … Continue reading

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The Gift of Play

It's just another day of school. You know, math, reading, slaying dragons, building forts and climbing trees. Sound like your typical classroom? Today I want to give us all permission to let loose a little and PLAY. (I thought about … Continue reading

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How Homeschooling Can Prep Teens for Leadership

Can you name one surprising thing influential leaders such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and others have in common? They all spent their teen years in a similar fashion. Check out this intriguing article from Time about How … Continue reading

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Learning Skills All Summer Long

When did I learn the specific skills I use in my job every day? The "three Rs" came, predominately, from my homeschool studies. I did not pick up reading, writing, or arithmetic on my own (though, I've heard a few … Continue reading

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Family Fun: Puzzles

We start a puzzle almost every time the whole family gets together. Then, as we chat late into the night while the kids sleep, we slowly piece together a picture out of tiny cardboard shapes. It's a bonding thing and … Continue reading

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The Best Part of Being an Adult

The scoop, laden with a generous helping of ice cream, is halfway to my mug when she walks in. It's 8:53 in the morning. "How's it going?" she asks. "Good. I'm having some ice cream; the breakfast of champions." She … Continue reading

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Time to Be Creative

Thought this 2 minute video was an excellent reminder of the link between time and creativity: Kristina I love that, as a homeschooler, I had so much time I could devote to doing creative things. All that practice, I'm convinced, … Continue reading

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