education, faith, family, homeschooling

I homeschool for liberty

I homeschool for liberty . . . their liberty, our liberty and the liberty of our nation. Their liberty I want my children to have some control over what they are learning. They need time to follow their passions and sometimes even to just be bored. My eldest’s obsession with horses led her to read every book she could find,…

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School vouchers do not equal school choice

Over the last week, I’ve seen a lot more support coming out for school vouchers under The Choices in Education Act (H.R. 610). A common thread in discussions I’ve had on facebook is, “So you object to something you are afraid will happen?” No, not really. This isn’t a hypothetical. It isn’t just “a foot in the door” or a…

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That Time We Got Lost in the Woods

This week, the Virtual Curriculum Fair’s theme is Exploring our World. What better place is there to explore than the woods? And what better story than that time I got lost? With all my children? As the sun was setting? It started off simply enough. I drove out to Mahoney State Park, intending on watching the kids at the playground…

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Everything you need to homeschool preschool (and you probably don’t need to buy anything at all)

Sitting around chatting with other homeschoolers, they almost invariably ask, “So what curriculum do you use to homeschool your preschooler?” And I stumble around for words, trying to explain what it is exactly we do. I know it comes out sounding more like, “Oh, we don’t do anything at all!” Except that isn’t true. What I really want to say…

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Ten Things I Would Like to Learn How to Do

So, now that I’ve written on my blog for five whole days in a row, I suddenly have actual readers. To introduce myself, I thought I’d share a few things I would like to learn how to do. Plus, it almost fits with the challenge’s prompt for today. 1.  How to sew. Pretty much anything. It doesn’t seem like it…

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To know a thing

For the first time since Tiggy died, I am actually looking forward to this school year. It was such a long time before I could even look forward to anything that I remember the moment. The time I said, “I’m looking forward to . . . ” and meant it. Even though it was followed by a wave of grief.…

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The Treasure of Experience

(I’m participating in BlogHer’s challenge to post every day in August. This is a repost from a series a did about Building a Reflective Homeschool. Because I fell asleep last night, but it seemed relevant to the topic and related to what I posted yesterday on not being an expert.) It seems to me, we have packaged up and bubble…

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