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  • Creative ways to Celebrate Pi Day

    Sure, you’ve met him before… that innocent little number that is used by so many mathematicians. For the most part, he lives a fairly uncelebrated life… but not this year. This March the numbers work out just right so that our dear friend Pi is recognized in number on March 14 – in fact – 3/14/15 […]

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  • Does your Education FIT?

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    For most of us, there was something about typical education that just didn’t fit. For whatever reason, we felt that we needed something different for our children’s education. Education is all about a good fit. Like a pair of shoes that may be too tight – you want to get out of those as quickly […]

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  • Helpful Tips for Beginning to Homeschool Mid-Year

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    Starting to homeschool is never easy, but it isn’t any more difficult to start in January. In fact, it’s a great time to start. Homeschooling Mid Year I’ve noticed over the years that many people take the homeschool plunge in January. I know, some of you might think… Really? Well, it’s not so weird when […]

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  • Competition – Healthy or Harmful?

    Most of us are probably wondering the same thing… where does the idea of competition come from? and is it healthy for our children? Competition is definitely not a contemporary idea. In fact, the downplay of competition in schools across America is rising. Many educators believe that competition is harmful and damaging to the young […]

  • Home Education
  • What is Your Favorite Method of Homeschooling?

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  • Homeschooling with Many Children

    “ Hi… I’m Jamie… and I have six kids.” Excuse me while I practice up for my “mothers of many children” support group.  I’m just joking, but that statement pretty much sums up my time in almost every respect. During this season of my life, my children affect everything that I do. Whether it’s work, […]

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  • Carnival of Homeschooling – Spring Refreshment Edition

    I don’t know if you are anything like me, but as a homeschooling mom of six… there are times that I just need a bit of refreshment. Schoolwork becomes overwhelming, housework becomes tedious, and patience runs thin… it is then that I know I need to get my “cup filled” back up. How can I […]

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  • Article repost… Knee jerk Homeschooling?

    My dear friend Kerry from Let’s Homeschool High School has just posted a very thought provoking article, take a look… In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, social networks are lit up like pinball machines with comments, questions, and ponderings from parents about whether they should just pull their children out of school to […]

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  • Creating Your Own Preschool Homeschool Curriculum

    This year I decided I was tired of using the same old boxed curriculum. I know it works, but I had grown up with it, and I had taught it for 17 years. I needed a break. So, as my youngest became ready to start kindergarten I wanted to find something that was challenging yet […]

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  • Teaching Bible in Your Homeschool

    As a Christian, I believe that everyday should start with prayer and acknowledging my dependence on my Savior. I do try to begin our homeschool day in the same manner. We study God’s Word, pray, and even sing some fun children’s songs. Yet, sometimes the busy- ness of our day will rob this time. A […]