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School takes place in our kitchen, on the run, and out in the “real world.” Sometimes it’s magical, sometimes it’s maddening. One thing is for sure though- It changes every day.

August 24, 2016

Super Simple DIY Slip and Slide

My husband and I  Me, okay, just me. I was planning a “not back to school” party for our kids and a few other families that have recently jumped on the homeschool wagon.  My husband was deep in the throes of his super busy season at work.  Slip and slide construction was not at the top of his to-do list.

August 17, 2016

6 Ways to Brighten a Dark Homeschool Day

Any homeschooler that is honest would tell you that some homeschool  days stink.  No matter how early you wake up, or what awesome experience you are prepped for; it just doesn’t work.  Maybe someone doesn’t feel well or a too late practice the night before.  Most often there is no discernible cause.  It just is. Sigh.

August 15, 2016

The Dark Days of Homeschooling

I love, love, love to sing the praises of homeschooling.  We just sit around our kitchen table all day getting smart, basking in sibling on sibling kindness, and endless parental patience.    Ummmm, no.

August 8, 2016

Homeschool 2.0

My kids have spent the last two weeks like sloths, hanging off the edge of the couch, barely able to support their own body weight.  There has been complaints of boredom, tiredness, and and a lack of purpose that could drive an adult with a mile long to do list batty.

August 4, 2016

How Big is the Homeschool Burden?

As a homeschool mom I’m sure you have heard every variety of the statements below.  I know I have.  Sometimes it leaves me feeling a little deflated.  Does our version of school look that unappealing from the outside?

August 2, 2016

Truths for your First Year of Homeschool

Last year this time I used a lot of trees worth of index cards and loose leaf paper crazy planning for our school year ahead.  It was our first year of homeschool and I wanted to rock it.   I literally tried to map out how many minutes of each subject, each day, for each kid we would need to accomplish to meet the requirements set forth by the state of Ohio.

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