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The Well-Trained Mind: A Road Map for Our Homeschool

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The Well-Trained Mind serves as a road map to our homeschool, showing us the different paths we can take, as well as reminding us to pace ourselves and our kids. Last week I shared about a new series on Life as MOM. With the oh-so-humble title of FishMama’s Picks for Homeschooling, it is my effort […]

FishMama’s Picks for Homeschooling

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This week I’m finishing my tenth year of formal homeschooling. I suppose some might say fifteen years since before my son was officially in kindergarten, I gave him a preschool experience at home. Really, all of life is learning. But, yes, ten years of formal teaching. I think I get a pin for years of […]

Why We Do School at Home

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There are lots of reasons to homeschool. Today I share why we do school at home.   Hubby and I just got home from the California Great Homeschool Convention. I only mis-navigated the adventure a few times during our travels, and we only took a couple wrong turns. But, it was an overall success because FishPapa […]

What Works in Our Homeschool

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I’m over at Simple Homeschool today sharing the curriculum we used this year. Some things worked, some didn’t. Hop on over there and check out the FishFam’s reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic choices. And I’d love to get your two cents about next year’s options!

Thoughts on Homeschooling, Makeovers & Homeschool Conventions

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Attending a homeschool conference or researching ways to makeover your homeschool can be great ways to face and overcome challenges. Has it really been six weeks since I had my homeschool crisis? Back in mid-January I realized that our home school wasn’t the smooth running machine that I wanted it to be. So, I set […]

A Day in My Life

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Parenting and homeschooling six children has been, by far, the wildest ride of my life yet. The month of January was a particular roller coaster-ish one. When Jamie mentioned that we were sharing our “day in the life,” I inwardly cringed. I would have loved to present a picture perfect image and a schedule to […]

Homeschool Makeover and Great Homeschool Conventions

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Head’s up! If you make a purchase through the Amazon link in this post, I do receive a small percentage of the sale. As I mentioned last week, we’re undergoing some major home(school) renovations around here. I’ve had my nose in books and homeschooling blogs and forums for the last week or so. I’ve also […]

An Extreme Home(School) Makeover

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Homeschooling can be the hardest and best of teaching jobs. But, mid-year we often need a little boost and perhaps even an Extreme Home(School) Makeover. Twenty years ago, I set myself on a course to be a teacher. I was 19 and really wanted my life planned out. {chuckles} Little did I know back then…. […]