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Does Allowance Discourage Teamwork?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Inspiration Mondays | 0 comments

Does Allowance Discourage Teamwork?

  Sometimes I like to jump to the conclusion that, just because we are homeschooling, we differ from the norm in everything.  Take my latest quandry: allowance.  For whatever reason, my son has had a lot of people telling him that he could help me with this or that around the house, and get paid!  He mentioned […]

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Letting it Percolate

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Inspiration Mondays | 3 comments

Letting it Percolate

    If your family is anything like mine, whole days can go by without any formal learning taking place.  Emphasis on formal (in contrast, not a day goes by without any learning taking place).  Our days are full, but they are also full of time.  Time to play, time to think, time to live […]

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Always Rushing

Posted by on Nov 4, 2012 in Inspiration Mondays | 2 comments

Always Rushing

Our family has been extremely busy lately. My husband and I have opened a new business. That, coupled with Dylan’s first year of homeschooling – we’ve been busy! It was a wild summer, and a crazy fall! While we’re still working out our kinks, I like to think we’ve been able to strike some kind of balance for our family.

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Why Behaviour-Based Parenting Misses the Mark

Posted by on Aug 12, 2012 in Inspiration Mondays | 9 comments

Why Behaviour-Based Parenting Misses the Mark

Well, my children aren’t perfect.  Although I’d love to believe they are, they do have their guises.  As does everyone.  As do I.  I always thought knowing that made me a better parent.  Being able to see their strengths and weaknesses honestly.  And, it is helpful.  But, in a far more powerful way, I have […]

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How Blogging Helps Homeschoolers

Posted by on Jun 24, 2012 in Inspiration Mondays | 11 comments

How Blogging Helps Homeschoolers

Blogging is fun. It builds community, connects you with people around the world, and fills your mind with ideas. Here are some of the reasons I would recommend blogging to homeschooling parents.

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Homeschooling With a Bit of Help?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Inspiration Mondays | 3 comments

Homeschooling With a Bit of Help?

In homeschooling news, we’ve decided to enroll our son in a distributed learning program for home learners next year. Here’s what that means to us.

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Librarian’s Picks – In Praise of Slow

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Librarian's Picks, Librarian's Picks: Parent Resources | 0 comments

Librarian’s Picks – In Praise of Slow

As I’ve mentioned this book a few times now, in various posts, I thought I’d make it official and recommend it as a Librarian’s Pick. Enjoy my review of In Praise of Slowness by Carl Honore.

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