Homeschooling

7 Character Building Read Aloud Books

Character can easily be learned through experiences and life lessons, and picking yourself up after failure is an important part of growing, but we don’t ALWAYS want our kids to be learning things the hard way, do we? My kids learn plenty of lessons through the natural consequences that come from their actions, but they’ve […]

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Core Phase Priorities & Learning Goals {Ages 0-7/8}

We are a TJEd family. Or rather, the educational philosophy we most identify with is Thomas Jefferson Education {Leadership Education}, and it informs much of the WHY, WHEN, and HOW of our homeschool. Charlotte Mason has also been highly influential, especially in the area of WHAT we teach and sometimes the HOW, but right now […]

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Homeschooling on a Budget {25 Tips and Resources}

Some of the best advice I’ve ever been given is to not buy any new curriculum for the first 6 months to a year of homeschooling. And I’ll tell your right now it’s tough, but worth it. Take those first months to slowly slip into some gentle learning routines together, start reading aloud more, and […]

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Why I Stopped Choosing a Word of the Year

I’ve never been very successful with the whole “word of the year” thing.  Sure I’ve tried a few times, but, without exception, at some point in the year the word I chose stops being the thing I really need to focus on. Has that ever happened to you? So, I’ve decided that I am going […]

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4 Must Reads for the Beginner Homeschooler

 Just beginning homeschooling? If you’re just getting started in homeschooling it can be overwhelming how many options there are in terms of educational philosophy and curriculum. Figuring out what kind of homeschooler you are and how you view childhood will help make all of the other choices easy.  You can find a great homeschool style […]

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