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The Things I Need

So, as much time as I have spent thinking about homeschooling over recent months, my husband has dedicated equal brain space to apple trees.  ‘He Dreams of Apples’.  It’s kind of a running joke between us, but make no mistake, … Continue reading

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When intentional teaching leads to accidental learning

Our house has always involved regular story time and lots of incidental teaching when the situation presented itself. Now that we have embarked on a school at home journey, teaching has become much more intentional. This is not to say … Continue reading

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Counting blessings

Though I haven’t gotten into a regular blogging routine yet, and possibly never will, I was feeling badly the last few days that I hadn’t had time to write anything. In addition to not blogging, I’ve been not doing much … Continue reading

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Snakes are in love, or, Why I’m considering homeschool

My daughter knew her ABC’s by 18 months.  She could write her name at age 2.  And yet, when her dad and I tried to move to the next ‘natural’ step of sounding out words by reading or writing, she … Continue reading

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Bottlecap Stew

There are certain skills we are already equipped with when we begin the journey of motherhood and there are others that we acquire over time or in times of need. Of my positive attributes as a mother, the following are … Continue reading

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Rainbow Dreams

Today was the day my four (and a half, mom!) year old had been waiting for the last 3-4 weeks. This was when we started our latest positive reinforcement system: a sticker chart that once complete, would enable to get … Continue reading

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