Why We Embrace Year Round Homeschooling

Why We Embrace Year Round Homeschooling

I'm not sure I initially put a whole lot of thought into year round vs traditional school year homeschooling. There seems to be a lot of discussion about it lately though, and I want to say that I didn't make any pros and cons lists and make this decision...

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Getting Started (Again) With Nature Notebooks

Getting Started (Again) With Nature Notebooks

I made a delightful discovery a week or so ago while riffling through some boxes in the basement - a tote bag stocked with three pretty notebooks and several pencils. These notebooks were our nature journals from two years ago! I have some sweet memories of walking...

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Drawing With (My) Children: Lesson 3

Drawing With (My) Children: Lesson 3

  My oldest daughter has been drawing quite passionately since our last lesson - she will sit at the table for an hour or more at a time with her sketch book and work away on her pictures. One day last week I invited her to join me with our books and a pile of...

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Learning Mama’s “Day in the Life of a Homeschooler”

Learning Mama’s “Day in the Life of a Homeschooler”

Here's a "normal" day in the life of this homeschooling mama of three girls aged 9 months-7years. I've been calling my  homeschooling style "Classically Eclectic Slacker" or something like that.   It's 6:40 am and Baby Girl wakes up. She was up at 2:00 am and...

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Ditching What Doesn’t Work and Finding What Does

Ditching What Doesn’t Work and Finding What Does

When we began our first-grade spelling lessons last year, it took me a little while to figure out that what we were doing wasn't working for my daughter. Did she protest when I brought out her spelling book? No. Did she drag her heels and take forever to complete her...

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