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Spring is a Great Time for Change

So, spring has finally sprung. Not that you would know it by the past couple of days if you didn’t see the flowers. It has been cold and wet and kind of miserable. It seems to me that if the cold and wet had come right after all that cold and snow, we wouldn’t have […]

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Good Deals for Curriculum

Trying to decide the curriculum for your homeschooled child is incredibly stressful. Looking at the various materials out there can be truly overwhelming. You want to be sure that you have chosen the perfect programs for your child, yet you can’t really know until you try them out. So you go to homeschool conventions and […]

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Ode to My Computer

There are not many things that I can’t live without. Obviously food and water are necessities, but I was recently asked what I couldn’t live without and I was hard pressed to come up with an answer. Finally, I realized that if anything, it was probably my computer. My iPad comes a close second and […]

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Snow Days and Goofing Off

We have entered into the time of year when the days are cold and often filled with snow which leaves the homeschool mom wondering how to handle snow days. When the call is made that the public school kids have a snow day you have to decide whether you will allow your children to have […]

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Re-evaluation Time

Holidays are over and it is back to school time. Normally around this time each year I start to panic. I look at how much time is left in the official school year and before testing and what not, and I think to myself – well, we are utterly failing. We are not getting enough […]

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Math, Math and More Math – UGH!

I am sitting here watching my daughter take her pre-algebra test after much handwringing and crying. This girl, who is so smart and funny and insightful in a way that I can’t even imagine at her age – is afraid of math. She always has been. No matter what text we have tried, what class […]

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Aaaannnndddddd….It’s Winter

Now don’t have a heart attack that I posted twice in one week, but the bitter cold is upon us once again and I just had to acknowledge it. It would appear that all the beauty and splendor of fall have left us and now we are left with the barren wasteland that one calls […]

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School, Interrupted….

I am sitting on the porch, listening to the sound of the television for there will be no schooling today. The boy is home sick from school, which of course means that the girl can’t do anything either. She attempted to do some schoolwork, but then the draw of her brother watching TV and feeling […]

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Surviving Camp

So I am left on my own for most of this week. My son is attending math camp at Radford University for the week and my daughter is attending medical camp at our local hospital. This leaves the age old question – what does a homeschool mom do when she has no children underfoot? Got […]

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Surviving Winter!

For those that know me personally, you know that there are few things that I hate more than the cold. Not the snow – as long as I can look at it out my window and think how lovely and pretty it is – and it is lovely and pretty. However, the cold that comes […]

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