An Update on our Homeschooling Journey

homeschooling May 18, 2017

I recently learned that there are natural stages of growth for home educators.  First you jump in with enthusiasm, and your excitement is usually enough to overcome any initial bumps in the...

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Appreciating Art: Seeing Nature

homeschooling May 09, 2017

One of my favorite things we did this year in school was visit the Seeing Nature exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.  I downloaded the Bravewriter Art Appreciation for the Whole Family ...

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Curriculum Review - 4th + 5th Grade

homeschooling Jun 22, 2016

My intention this year was to find the sweet spot of challenging but still encouraging content.  I wasn't planning for the year to be as scattered as it ended up feeling.  But part of...

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I Broke Up with Minecraft on Valentine's Day

homeschooling Mar 19, 2016

It had to be done.  It was a toxic influence in our home. 

It all started out so innocently.  I was the mom who didn't own a TV or let her kids have screen time.  I wanted them...

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Batch cooking for a week of clean meals

my story Feb 22, 2016

As a family with food sensitivities, I end up making almost all of the meals we eat each week from scratch.  After five years of eating this way, I've gotten really good at doubling...

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Why we homeschool

homeschooling my story Oct 10, 2015

In the summer of 2014 we made the decision to pull our kids from the private school they were attending.  It was obvious that the little rigorous school on a farm was no longer the right fit...

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My Family's Journey to Wellness

my story Jul 10, 2015

I have struggled with health issues since childhood. By the time I was 19, I had my gall bladder removed and was put on medication for GERD. I was told that this would fix my problems and that...

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Curriculum Review - 3rd & 4th Grades

homeschooling May 28, 2015

This was our first year homeschooling.  The kids received instruction in science, art, music, and language arts twice a week as part of the Mosaic Home Education Partnership Program. We...

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Paleo in Paradise

clean eating my story Jul 23, 2013

This summer we took our dream family vacation to Hawaii to regroup and it was everything we hoped it would be.  This time around we made a commitment to eat paleo for the entire two weeks...

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How Schools Should Work

homeschooling my story Feb 23, 2013

This week the small, private school that my children attend decided to ask one of the 11 children in their class to pursue his educational journey somewhere else.  It has been an emotional...

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