Why I Started Homeschooler
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Why I Started Homeschooling

My Kindergartner came home and asked me what “sex” was, after an all-school assembly on AIDS. I was alarmed that my five-year-old was being spoken…

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Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

TeepeeJoy.com has put together a great resource on the pros and cons of homeschooling. They asked 41 Homeschooling veterans (including yours truly) to weigh in…

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Do You Need to Rethink School?

Susan Wise Bauer is a work in progress, just like the rest of us. The author of The Well-Trained Mind and the Story of the…

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Posted in Unschooling Why We Homeschool

What Happens When You Ask Unschoolers ‘What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?’

My daughter is a baker. When people ask her what she wants to be when she grows up, she responds breezily: “A baker, but I…

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10 Ways Homeschooling Can Heal Your Family
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10 Ways Homeschooling Can Heal Your Family

Homeschooling can heal your family. Here are 10 ways to find joy again. The phone rings. The number is familiar. I can barely hear the…

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Posted in Practical Tips Why We Homeschool

The Value of End-of-Year Homeschool Reporting

The past week I’ve been knee-deep in end-of-year reporting, collecting materials and writing my report for our local school district. Not every year finds me…

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Why Teens Should Have Meaningful Work

I don’t agree with everything in the following article (all people have intrinsic value independent of their economic contribution and I am very thankful for…

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The Gift of Sight: Cultivating Our Children’s Gifts

Recently I was reading a book on the intersection of faith and science. It is no doubt a wonderful book, but the simple truth is…

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Six Reasons to be Thankful for Homeschooling

November is the traditional time of year for giving thanks to God for all of our blessings during the course of the year, but any…

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Posted in The Homeschooling Life Why We Homeschool

Discerning Homeschooling

by Janalin Hood When the idea of home schooling came to me I was rather skeptical. As the daughter of public educators and as a…

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