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Fellow Parents I Need Your Help

My daughter brought me "The Hobbit" and asked me to read it to her. Knowing it's too much for her age I asked why she wanted to read it. Her response, "I want to read books like you do, with no pictures". Sounds easy enough, there is a wealth of classic children's literature I could… Continue reading Fellow Parents I Need Your Help

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First Official Day of Homeschool

Monday was the first official day of homeschooling. The reason I'm calling it official is up until now, there was a box of educational goodies sitting on the kitchen table we called the school box and each child picked from it what they wanted. This was going to be our first moments spent in a… Continue reading First Official Day of Homeschool

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I Love Black Women

I do. I Love Black Women. Let me tell you why that matters to you as a parent. When I was 5 years old my 16 year old brother died in a car accident. It broke my family in a way that even 35 years later we still don't understand. My Mother disappeared into her… Continue reading I Love Black Women

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My Homeschool Curriculum For Pre K

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.” Alexandra K. Trenfor What homeschool curriculum did you use for your little ones?  Did your child ask to learn and you waited it out until they were older? How did that work out? I feel a little… Continue reading My Homeschool Curriculum For Pre K

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Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Institutional Education

Enjoy watching the adults behind her who shift, fidget, cross their arms and look at each other for consolation. I would think a true educator would, despite the confines of mandated curriculum, be proud to have helped create a free thinker for a Valedictorian.

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The Courage To Homeschool

A few days ago I typed up a few of my mind ramblings about homeschooling. To my surprise and delight homeschoolers  from around the world found me and offered up a look into their lives. I felt honored, but mostly inspired. As I watched my WordPress map brighten with color from Taiwan to South Africa,… Continue reading The Courage To Homeschool

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Are Children’s Books Meant to Condition the Parents?

Homeschool or not? This question has been on my mind and search engine daily. Since I began to question the wisdom of sending my children away to be educated, I've noticed no matter where I turn we are being told education should happen outside the home. Something as simple as a children's book. Last night… Continue reading Are Children’s Books Meant to Condition the Parents?

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Child Led Homeschooling

I have been knee deep in homeschool education solutions for my children. I am discovering that the philosophies available that speak to me have a great deal in common, but the main ingredient in them all is that education and assessment are in the hands of the child. 2 new ideas I have been researching:… Continue reading Child Led Homeschooling

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To Homeschool or Not?

Why does a parent choose to homeschool? I thought I would try a little slow start with homeschooling. I  began with researching what other Mother's are teaching their kiddos at this age as well as what is expected by my local public schools. I was shocked! By public school standards my oldest is ready for 1st… Continue reading To Homeschool or Not?