A Mobile Thanksgiving Feast

my story Nov 19, 2017

This year I find myself cooking for the family at my in-laws. While not ideal to be traveling on Thursday and being responsible for the meal, I've come up with a plan that should make this much...

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Uncovering the Stages of Learning

homeschooling Nov 17, 2017

Most homeschool moms feel like they are winging it.  Taking on the responsibility of educating our kids is weighty and most of us take it pretty seriously.  There is an underlying...

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A Curriculum Plan for Middle School - 6th & 7th Grades

homeschooling Nov 01, 2017

This year we are approaching homeschooling a little differently.  This is our fourth year (gasp!) and I am just starting to feel like I've found my feet and we know what we are doing. ...

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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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