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The “California Torture House” – Why More Regulation Isn’t the Answer

In the wake of the couple (David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin) found to have been keeping their 13 children captive in their Perris, California home, we hear cries for more regulation of homeschoolers. I however, don’t believe that more regulation will keep things like this from happening. More regulations force rules upon honest […]

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New Year’s Resolutions Even I Can Keep

A non-homeschooling friend of mine mentioned a New Year’s Resolution she was making – something about making time for herself. I’m not sure what that idea even is anymore! I thought it sounded like fun, but I have never been big on new year’s resolutions. Frankly, if I can’t do it the rest of the […]

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Lend a Helping Paw or Hoof Photography Contest

For this year’s photography contest, we’re doing something a little different. We will be helping a very special non-profit organization. TheraPony Horse Rescue and Sanctuary is located in Ramona, California, and is currently home to about 30 horses. Most of the horses have medical and emotional problems that require various therapeutic interventions, and most can […]

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Nobody Said Homeschooling Was This Hard

Those days where you can’t seem to do anything right, when everything you try, and everything you say just seems to anger your teens or soon-to-be teens makes you question yourself. Doubts creep up (or sometimes pounce) on you, and you wonder why no one ever told you that homeschooling would be this hard.