Having Mom Friends - Better Together

Having Mom Friends – Better Together

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As a homeschool mom of 5 who works part-time from home, I have a lot to manage. Between working, keeping up with my teenagers’ schedules, teaching my younger children, and managing my home, free time is rare. Recently I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my lack of close friends. I’ve tried to analyze the reason. I […]

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The Sounds of Music

The Sounds of Music

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This is the last week of the Virtual Curriculum Fair for 2016 and the topic this week is the arts. I have probably mentioned that art is not one of the things that we do exceptionally well in our homeschool. It’s not that I don’t think it’s important, it’s just one of those things that gets […]

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Encouraging Curiosity about the World

Encouraging Curiosity about the World

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I’m continuing my look back over the 13 years of homeschooling my oldest son, David. This week the Virtual Curriculum Fair focuses on Exploring Our World. I think that my statement of Starting Gently, Finishing Strong, may be less applicable to this topic. We did indeed start gently. We used Story of the World in […]

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From Counting to Calculus - Homeschool Math

From Counting to Calculus – Homeschool Math

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Finishing Strong Starting Gently Last week I talked about my somewhat unusual position of graduating my first homeschool student this spring, and starting my (presumably) last student in Kindergarten this coming fall. David, my senior, is a math natural. But teaching him math was not without struggles. In fact, there were many battles fought over math.These included […]

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Finishing Strong - Starting Gently

Finishing Strong – Starting Gently

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A Unique Perspective I think I’m in a somewhat unusual situation this year. I am graduating my oldest student this spring. This will mark the end of the homeschool journey that started with him over 13 years ago. But as we’ve gone through all the college application process and getting ready for the next stage […]

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Handwriting and The Pencil Grip, Inc.

Handwriting and The Pencil Grip, Inc.

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As a new homeschool mom, I wasn’t always confident that I was doing things “right”. Looking back on those early years, I think I pushed too hard sometimes. And then at other times I didn’t push enough. (I tend to swing between extremes.) I wondered if David was reading enough. Was his handwriting too messy? Were […]

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