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Homeschool Super Moms

One week after the birth of our first child found us camping with the Creature Who Needs No Sleep. Driven from our hot, stuffy apartment (no air conditioning) we relished the cool, mountain air, not to mention the lack of … Continue reading

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Homeschoolers: Are You Failing Your Children?

Whether you homeschool or not, when you have multiple children, it is all too easy to fall into comparing the “strengths” and “weaknesses” of one child against another. Sadly, over the years, we have seen one child within a family … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Absurdity is Tomorrow’s Mandate

One of the perks of homeschooling is that the lunches you eat are generally hot, and they don’t taste like anything you remember from public school kitchens of your childhood. This, and the good memories we made of family time … Continue reading

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Homeschooling vs. Quality Products from the Public Sector

The other day I purchased an item from a large public entity, and I had difficulty getting what I wanted. The basic product, which has been having a history of problems lately because of a restructuring of the “business,” is … Continue reading

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The Properly Socialized Homeschooler

Years ago, I chatted with a public school educator who upbraided me on our family decision to homeschool our children. “I can’t argue with you that what you’re doing academically is superior,” she said. “Your ability to give one on … Continue reading

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Homeschooling and the Messy House

Years ago, when I had four young homeschooled children who inhabited every room of our house, 24-hours a day, I had a messy, cluttery home. And I felt bad, because I knew other people, who also had children, who also … Continue reading

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Learning Problems: Does My Child Have One?

Of course I have to begin this article with a disclaimer: I am neither a doctor nor a professional educated in the issue of learning problems, so I am not out to diagnose you, your child, or your situation. I’m … Continue reading

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Homeschooling: Do Workbooks Work?

Last week, in Affordable Homeschooling, we touched on how to save money when it comes to buying homeschool curriculum, with the major piece of advice being, go easy on it. Many homeschooling parents, especially when they start out, rely heavily upon … Continue reading

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Affordable Homeschooling

Maybe you homeschool all year round. We didn’t. But even if you do, there’s something about the July/August window that gets people thinking about homeschool curriculum, and ordering the next year’s supply for each child. It doesn’t take long with … Continue reading

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Writing: The More You Practice, the Better You Get

This is the second in a three-part article series on teaching your children to write, and write well. The first part of this series (Home-schooling? Yes, you can teach your child to write) addressed many home-schooling instructors’ reluctance to teach … Continue reading

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