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Read a Good Book with Your Kids!

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Lately the kids and I have been delving into The Mysterious Benedict Society series of books. So, so good! I’m sharing more about the beauty of a good family read aloud over at Simple Homeschool today. Head here for the details.

Thoughts about Homeschooling

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Wondering about homeschool? Check out these Life as MOM resources. We’re halfway through our eleventh year of formal homeschooling. We’ve chosen it for our family because we want to be as “hands on” as possible, because we love being together and learning together, and because it works for our family. If you’re considering homeschooling, check […]

A Day in My Life

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Somedays, I feel like the old lady in the grocery store. You know the one. The one who tells you to enjoy these days because they will soon be gone. I know, I know. When you’re in the thick of child-rearing, baby-wearing, diaper-changing, nose-wiping, it’s hard to imagine looking back on these moments or days […]

Hit the Road with Great Listening

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Hit the road with a supply of audio books to listen together as a family. It will be a fun way to spend your time as a “captive audience”. The following content is brought to you, in part, by Greathall Productions: Are you hitting the road this week? Before you head out of Dodge, I […]

Simplify Your School Daze

I’m over at Simple Homeschool sharing tips on how to simplify schooling at the holidays. From the post, I well remember my public school days near the holidays. They were chock full of rehearsals for the Christmas play, extended art sessions as we finished up crafts that would be gifts for our parents, and a […]

What Our School Looks Like

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A round-up of homeschool curriculum choices. We are currently a few weeks into the school year. We’re just starting to get into a groove. Thankfully, that groove is making its mark now before we add hockeyx3 and sciencex2 into the mix. Oy! I confess, I had to create an hour-by-hour schedule for the school day […]

Tips for Teaching Foreign Languages to Kids

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The knowledge of a second language is a great gift to give to our children. Here’s one approach to teaching foreign languages to kids. About 25 years ago this month, I walked into my new high school to register for my freshman classes. I carried a heavy burden — at least for a suburban ninth […]

Teaching Writing to Kids

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Writing is a necessary communication skill for children to learn. Here are some resources that have worked well for us. I find irony in writing this post. I guess I find irony in teaching writing to my own kids. You see, about 18 years ago, I was in teacher training for secondary English. We’ve already […]