Category Archives: Homeschooling

The Dangers of Comparison

. “You need to watch your sister do vibrato, she’s better than you at it.” As soon as the words left my mouth, I regretted them.  Oh, I tried to make up for it, telling my daughter I wasn’t telling … Continue reading

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Link: Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help

I read a wonderful article today that I wanted to share… Desperate Housewives–No Laughing Matter: Why Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help I used to joke all the time about the Proverbs 31 woman.  I used to say, … Continue reading

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Public/Private vs. Alternative Ed & Homeschooling… my thoughts and experiences

I watched a short documentary tonight about the high school I would have attended had we not moved just before my 8th grade year, Hume-Fogg Academy.  I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my school experiences, how culturally diverse they … Continue reading

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Freedom of Choice

My boys taught me a really interesting lesson today, and I thought I would share it with you… First, a little bit of background info:  The rule of our house is that most toys are communal but there are some … Continue reading

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Babies Don’t Keep

I occasionally get criticized for the condition of my house, or my van, because it’s usually a mess.  Not a little mess, but a bread-crumbs-ground-into-the-floor-of-the-car-house-hasn’t-been-dusted-and-windows-haven’t-been-washed-in-over-a-year kind of mess.  And I get it.  The people who criticize me for those things … Continue reading

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WFMW – how we manage our family of 8

(“Manage” might be a little too hopeful a word.  “How I keep from spending all my time in a corner of the room, banging my head against the wall” might be a more appropriate title.  Sometimes the answer is simple: … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes – a closer look at our homeschool workboxes

. It’s taken me a while to perfect our workbox system (although I’m sure I’ll keep making changes as we go!), so I’m really excited to show you what we’ve got going on!  I’ve written before about our workbox system, … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thought – Ann Voskamp on Homeschooling

Scholastically, our aim for our children asks the same question that esteemed educator Charlotte Mason asked: “The question is not, ‘how much does the youth know?’ when he has finished his education––but how much does he care?  And about how … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes – Creating a play room and revamping the school room… and everything else!

— 1 — For years, I’ve been looking forward to building my own home.  I’ve drawn up plans, made lists of ideas, and poured over books on the subject.  Our space just HASN’T been working for us, and I’ve been … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thought – R.C. Sproul Jr. on Homeschooling

No doubt some parents believe they aren’t good teachers because some outsider has already told them, “You aren’t qualified.”  This objection finds a foothold only because we yet hold on to the world’s goals.  What are we aiming for?  When … Continue reading

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