Looking at the Big Picture in Home Education

Are you struggling to serve the educational needs of your unique child? Do you find it difficult to handle the stress of imparting skills? Do you wish you had the courage to make decisions which you instinctively know are better for you and your child? Have you ever wondered what your homeschool would look like if you could focus more on imparting wisdom and strengthening your relationship with your child instead of getting stuck in the daily grind? Here is a Homeschool Support Meeting where we discuss all of these…

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Travel Schooling: Your Passport to the World!

‘The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page’. St. Augustine. The above quote resonates with me. I say so because as a homeschooling mom, I know and I can attest to the health and spiritual benefits I gain while traveling with my family. Without any iota of doubt, I believe that traveling is a passport to the world especially for us as homeschoolers. We could schedule to travel any time of the year and have the flexibility and the choice to choose anywhere we would like to visit. It could…

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When You Hear Noise From the Trunk

Recently, I came across a post consisting of an image by Gottman Institute that spoke volumes to me, especially since I have been feeling overwhelmed for the past few weeks. It says, “It’s ok to not do it all.” I felt like someone said what I needed to hear, and what I needed to read at that moment in time. Women, in general, might be predisposed (and this is a generalization from my limited experience and observation, not data) to be a Jack-of-all-trades, doing everything that needs to be done,…

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Homeschool Planning: Skipping Middle School

If your child is starting middle school, it is recommended that you incorporate ‘skipping middle school’ in your homeschool planning with your child. I did this recently with my 11-year old. He knows his weak areas and he knows his strong areas. I had told him that we would have a meeting and discuss his homeschool plan for the upcoming year together. So as I sat with two small whiteboards, he brought up ‘skipping middle school’. It was a term that has been permeating and infusing our home for a…

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