What I have learned about leadership

I have learned through out my life to pay attention to those who are successful at what I want to be doing in life. Do I want to be a better listener? Then pay attention to those who do it well. Do I want to learn how to plant a …

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What is Core and Why is it Important?

“Great Companies are driven by something beyond money and success: a purpose rooted in core values.” -Jim Collins- As I was shoveling our driveway this morning I had plenty of time to ponder my reaction at having to shovel in the first place. The snow is cold, the shoveling requires effort …

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Part 6: Titus’ Passion Tailored Learning

Titus, his very name makes me smile and giggle. He is affectionate as he is funny. He runs around all day doing ninja kicks, saying funny stuff, and running up to us with hugs. He is also an introvert, although while Maddie is an Introvert/Introvert, Titus is an Extrovert/Introvert. He can …

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Part 4: Inside Maddie’s Passion Tailored Learning

Maddie is our first born. She thrives on schedules, order, and her brain is the most peaceful when she knows all her ducks are neatly in a row. She loves playing with others, but as an introvert she needs time alone to recharge. Passionate about animal science and their habitats …

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So much to learn.

There are times as a parent when my kids when I ask myself, What is my kid doing? Whether it is throwing tantrums, struggling with math, or any other issue my kids have. I have learned I need to ask myself questions and do a self evaluation. My cousin and …

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Part 3: Homeschool Tailored to Passions not Textbooks

Mark and I  have always taken a classical approach/CharlotteMason/unschooling/Thomas Jefferson Education approach in teaching our kids. We have always believed that our relationship with our kids must come first, then discipline and guidance, and academics follow after both of those. Kids are smart, they don’t care what we know until …

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Part 2: What Our Days of Learning Look Like

The key to homeschooling with as little stress as possible is to learn to become flexible. Time is not your keeper, you are not held to eat breakfast at 8am every. single. day. If math takes twice as long as normal it is ok to skip science, reading, history, or …

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Part 1: Relationship, Discipline, and Then Academics

When I have parents ask me for advice in where to start in their first homeschool year, the answer is never academics. I actually suggest the family take a year off of academics, especially if they are pulling their kids out of public school. This sounds backwards, but as backward …

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A Midwest adventure of a life time at Sea Life.

*I was given two free snorkeling passes to help facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own. We recently celebrated Maddie’s ninth birthday. Many of you know I believe in birthday weeks! A whole week to celebrate all the milestones that have been reached in the persons …

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We are a Leap Frog Family!

*As a Leap Frog Ambassador, I received products to help facilitate my reviews. All thoughts are mine and 100% honest. I have always loved Leap Frog products. When Maddie was around three we bought her a single letter word whammer. The word whammer came with individual letters she could switch …

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