The Question that Changed How We Homeschool

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Sometimes a comment, a question, a quote can strike so very true, in just the right moment, that it forces me to think, question, and change course. It’s happened multiple times throughout the years. I’ve shared how reading When the …

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Tips for Inexpensive Family Travel (Guest Post)

Family travel is all about making memories together, building relationships, and expanding our family’s view of the world. While travel can be expensive, it doesn’t have to be. In this guest post, Maria Benson shares with us some of her …

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Choosing a Lifestyle

What would happen if instead of asking our children, our teens, what they want “to do” in life, we ask them “what lifestyle” they want? Lately, I’ve been obsessed with reading and contemplating Cal Newport’s StudyHacks blog and two of …

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A Case Study: From Public School To Homeschooling High School

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On January 1st, 2013, my 17 year old sister Danielle (Dani) joined our household. Before joining us, Dani was a junior, well steeped in public school culture, active in competitive sports, with full social life. But, during my New Year’s …

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Facing My Biases

My friends will probably laugh at this, but I’ve always considered myself fairly tolerant. I’m a big believer in “one size does not fit all” and have often written about that philosophy. As a teen and young adult I had …

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