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Confessions of an Accidental Unschooler

In the efforts of full disclosure, I wrote this many moons ago. Since then, my kids have unschooled, homeschooled, dual schooled (charter high homeschool program mixed with college), Waldorf schooled, and … um, I think that’s it.

Anyhoo.

Back in 2011 or so, this was my headspace. Perhaps you relate.

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Roadschooling: A Survival Guide for Homeschool Road Trips

Roadschooling. Is it a thing? Schooling while on the road? Do you need a sketchy-looking, decked out schoolbus? Will any old Mommobile do? Can you really use your road trip times and not skip school?

It is totally a thing.

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Should I Homeschool? (A quiz for REAL moms)

Are you wondering, “Should I homeschool my kids? Is homeschooling the best option for me, and for my family?

Sometimes life is easier when it comes in a lovely, organized list. I mean, how many times have you thought to yourself: Self, I wish these kids following me around came with an owner’s manual?

Or is that just me?

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The Well-Rounded Homeschooler

Being well-rounded is a goal we most likely all have for our children. We want them to be good at everything, or at least we do when they’re shiny and new.

After a while, our standards lower just a tad: during middle school years we just want them to shower occasionally and speak with a modicum of intelligence instead of grunting for food like a zoo animal.

I think we tend to forget that no one is perfectly well-rounded. Case in point: Yours Truly.

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9 Secret Perks of Homeschooling

Growing up, back in the day, I was homeschooled.

It was uphill to class, both ways, in the snow, and we wrote on a slate. True story.

Now, throughout the years, I have homeschooled my own gremlins (no snow, no hills, computers…my pioneer mama scoffs) and the combination has given me a unique perspective. Everyone knows about the obvious perks to homeschooling (no drugs, pajamas, no school shootings, no mysterious school lunches, pajamas, lack of bullies, customized education, pajamas), but let me let you in on a few secret ones you may never have even considered. Read more

The Homeschool Mom’s Advent Calendar

For all you homeschool moms out there, a very merry Yuletide to you. Use this simple Advent Calendar to plan out all your holiday activities. Read more

Grass Fed Christian Math & Other Homeschool Shibboleths

Sometimes we Christians are a funny bunch.  I wish we could say everyone is laughing with us, but sometimes if we’re honest, everyone is laughing…

… um, next to us. Read more

14 Must-Have Beauty Supplies for Homeschool Moms

If I was better prepared this would be a cute printable, but… it’s a school day. Read more

Homeschooling Is Great (Except for the Teaching Part)

The hardest part about home educating differs from mom to mom. Some thrive on organization but struggle with flexibility. Some worry about teaching subjects they are not proficient in. Others can’t get a good flow going because of teaching too many grades at once and find it hard to settle into a groove.

A few have unsupportive friends or families and therein lies the rub. No one (despite their Facebook status or blog entries) has smooth sailing everyday, where they leap out of bed, dress the mice in mobcaps and aprons, sing to the canaries, make a wholesome breakfast, hear compliments from their obedient offspring all day about how wondrous their mothering is, plan amazing lessons plans, serve a fabulous dinner in a stylish outfit, and give her Prince Charming a foot rub. Read more

Homeschooling in the ’80s

I was homeschooled Back In The Day.

The days of the ‘80s and early ‘90s. When Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston ruled the charts, My Little Ponies were brand new, we pegged our acid wash jeans, even the manliest men wore short shorts and mesh crop tops, and the internet hadn’t been invented yet. Read more

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