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Teach the Kids Everything? It’s Not Possible!

When we started homeschooling, we had a lofty goal: To teach them everything the school wouldn’t or couldn’t. As time went on, we realized that there were many things that school would not have taught them. We also saw that, because there are so many things to see, explore, and learn about in this world, […]

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ExtraCurriculars Aren’t Extra

Why does our family homeschool? So we can customize the twins’ learning. To that end, we choose a variety of learning opportunities; some of which are considered extracurricular activities – art and music are the biggest in this category. However, I do not see them as “extracurricular,” I see them as part of who we […]

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Homeschooling: Choose Your Own Adventure!

It’s that time of year again! Yep, the one where people have decided to homeschool because ___________ (insert reason), and they are terrified of messing it all up. Is this you? I completely understand how you feel, because I was too! You did what any caring parent would, and started researching accredited curriculum and other […]

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Unschooling: Supercharge Your Homeschool

That crazy “unschooling” word gets tossed around pretty regularly in the homeschooling community. Some people love the idea, and others think it’s a huge mistake. I think that the idea has merit, and the concept of locking our kids into 12 years of study in areas in which they have no interest is crazy. Isn’t […]

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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 […]