Homeschooling

Homeschooling Pitfalls to Avoid

As one who enjoys a road trip, I appreciate when I am warned of potential hazards or pitfalls along the way.  I carry over that same appreciation when someone willingly offers a warning about something they’ve already experienced in life. A few years ago, I attended a writer’s conference for a much-needed injection of inspiration.…

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11 Homeschool Field-trips (without breaking the bank)

Exploration and discovery can be the motivation and encouragement children need to try and experience new things, which is why field trips are useful portals to broaden our children’s education and thinking. If you’re a homeschool parent looking for homeschool field-trips or a school teacher looking for field trip ideas But do all field trips…

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Book Banter: A Book Review From the Side Porch

Thanks for joining me in a monthly book review from the side porch of my farm house.  If we are going to be coffee-sipping on the side porch friends, then I must unapologetically confess three of my weaknesses to you right now:  organic lipstick found for a bargain, organic coffee (lattes to be exact), and…

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Don’t Cram Your Kid in a Curriculum Box

I adore giving gifts.  Everything about the process excites me.  To the gift giver, the presentation of the gift is as equally important as the actual gift.   I recently bought a gift for a friend and tried to force the gift in what I thought was the perfect box.  The contents simply wouldn’t fit in…

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