A Mother’s Tale

In the September – October 2009 issue of Home Education Magazine L. Hartman wrote an article I think most homeschooling moms (or stay-at-home moms) can relate to. Titled “Defining Ourselves: A Mother’s Tale,” she tells of feeling less than valued. I really wish there was a link to this article on their website, but sadly …

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Sometimes You Just Have to Muddle Through Homeschooling

One of my favorite homeschooling magazines is Home Education Magazine. It was the first home schooling magazine I ever read and what started me on my journey to learn more about, and eventually to embrace, homeschooling. Sometimes, though, when reading about homeschooling you get the one-sided picture – how wonderful it all is! How natural! …

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The Gift of Time

Last week I had the pleasure of being part of a panel discussion on beginning homeschooling at the 1st Annual New England Catholic Homeschooling Conference. I have just finished my first year of formal homeschooling my two sons who have successfully completed 2nd and 1st grade. I am hardly what one would consider a homeschooling …

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The Homeschooling Option

The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It’s Right for Your Family by Lisa Rivero New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008   With one year of homeschooling now under my belt, I don’t really need to read books on when to decide to homeschool. I know it is right for my family and I know it …

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Bless Me, Father, For I Have Kids

We Catholics can sometimes take ourselves a little too seriously. God has a sense of humor, however, and so should we. Susie Lloyd will have mothers, especially homeschooling mothers, laughing out loud with her latest offering Bless Me, Father, For I Have Kids (Sophia Institute Press, 2009). Susie Lloyd is a forty-something homeschooling mother of …

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The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child

The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start by Linda Dobson Prima Publishing, 2001 Reviewed by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur I picked up this book at the library a while back. Honestly, I think I read it a few years ago when my children were very small and …

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