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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 25, 2017

Homeschooling a middle school kid? We are and, I'll be honest, it's been a bit of a roller coaster. This letter I'm writing is really to myself - reminding me that these years are just as precious and probably even more important than our early homeschooling years.

Listen or read more at https://happyhomeschoolnest.com/blog/mom-with-the-middle-schooler

Aug 18, 2017

Dear Self,

I am here today with some tough love.

Because I do love you, and I know this homeschooling your kids thing is important to you. And yet, you struggle with homeschooling consistently.

Often.

Listen or read more at https://edsnapshots.com/homeschool-consistency/

Aug 10, 2017

There’s this false dichotomy that pops up in the homeschool world. “You shouldn’t have a schedule, you should have a routine.” It sounds all well and good, a wonderful idea for folks who have an established routine or are not easily distracted.

Not so for many of us. Not so for me.

Listen or read more at https://edsnapshots.com/why-i-need-a-scheduled-routine/

Aug 4, 2017

* Contains Christian content “My child will never have a job where he needs to know algebra. We’re just teaching consumer math and being done with it.” “I know God isn’t preparing my child for college, so I don’t plan to worry too much about high school requirements.” “As long as my kids know the Lord, the rest of it doesn’t really matter.” “Neither my high school children or I are interested in history. I think we’re just going to do a quick lapbook (*written for elementary students) and count it as a credit.” “My kids give me so much grief about science that I’ve decided to stop teaching it for now. It’s just too hard to fight them.” “I know I need to get more serious about school, but ball practice two mornings a week, ball games at least one or two nights a week and co-op classes on Monday afternoons are really messing up my schedule. We’re trying to fit school in, but we’re so behind.” “God will fill in the gaps.” Above are actual comments I have heard within the last four months. They concern me. Read the rest here: https://ourjourneywestward.com/homeschooling-seriously/

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