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Reading Breakthrough, or Victory of the Bribe

I never would have guessed that Mig the Pig’s Big Book would be both our downfall and our breakthrough.  I never would have guessed that a little word like “gig” could bring a lesson to a standstill.  And that “stopped”–oh, that vile, malicious little word–I never would have guessed that it could cause such trauma to my six year old.…

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An encounter with owls

Four children stand in the walkway, huddled together against the cold.  Two came out without a jacket.  One didn’t bother with shoes.  It’s hovering just above freezing.  They stand silently, listening.  It is a rare moment of quiet. What do they sound like, Mommy? [Whoo whowhowho Whooo] “Whoo whowhowho Whooo,” I call back. Partially to let Bug know what she…

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Homeschooling in the popular culture

Sunday night, the children and I sat down to watch a movie on Hulu since we have no television (and no real interest in football, anyway.)  On the lineup?  Princess, because I’ve had about all the Flipper and Fudge I can take.  The plot doesn’t really matter.  Suffice it to say, she doesn’t get out much, having spent almost her…

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Not quite a homeschool room

I’m totally reposting an old post for My 3 Boybarians’ Blog Hop.  Not all that much has changed since the last time I posted on the topic, except that I have a fifth child now. And a kitchen table which is currently buried under their latest project. First, we have the independent learning center.  This is where children may come…

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Homeschool poll: How involved are dads in homeschooling?

After the discussion on my last post, I’ve been wondering just how involved the average homeschool father is in homeschooling.  And it looks like the discussion has already begun a bit with Homeschool and Etc., Zimmszoo, and Only Sometimes Clever sharing their thoughts.  So I thought I’d conduct a little poll.  Wholly unscientific, and from which no meaningful conclusions can…

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