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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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5 Reasons a Rut Keeps You Stuck (And How to Get Moving Again)

“Help! I’m stuck in a rut, and don’t know what to do!” Have you ever been there? We have. It happened right before we moved. We went from doing all of our schoolwork, getting things done, learning, and having fun…to the tedium of getting through each day while we packed the house. It was soul-sucking. […]