When kids need to play

There is a pattern I am noticing in my kids lately. I see it the most in Madeline which makes sense because she is three years older than the twins. She is between Love of Learning and Scholar, but occasional hours and days were she practices scholar phase. I am thankful for …

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Mentor your kids through a rough homeschool day, week or months.

I don’t know what happens to our kid’s brains between Friday and Sunday. Whatever happens it is as if they have forgotten everything we have been learning. Emotions run high, their attitudes are disrespectful and it is all I can do to not break into yelling or tears. There have …

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Five years later, does TJED work?

We always knew we wanted to create a different learning environment for our kids than we had growing up. We wanted their education to be different from a public, private or christian school. In one way or the other, Mark and I combined had experienced all three. We wanted a hands-on, …

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Maddie’s birthday surprise at Broadway Farm, LLC in Albert Lea

*We were given a riding lesson to help facilitate our review. It is based on our experience and all thoughts and opinions are 100% ours. Maddie turned ten today and it has been an honor to be the one God chose to walk her through life on earth. We have …

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Inspiring play that leads to learning

*We have been given a membership to the Minnesota Children’s Museum to help facilitate our review. All thoughts and opinions are based on our experience, are ours and are 100% honest and our own. We have shared on the blog over the last three to five years about how Thomas Jefferson …

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How do you give homeschool one on one time to multiple kids?

We utilize unit studies as much as possible in our homeschooling. Everything from science and history to art and family work time. Working together inspires the littles to learn and it inspires the oldest to lead. It also teaches to respect all levels of learning. As much as we try …

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Big Island Rendezvous is a welcoming family

In the spring of 2016 I wrote a post sharing a few ways our family volunteers in town. I wanted to give tangible ways Albert Lean’s could get involved in our community. Perry Vining the founder and coordinator of the Big Island Rendezvous found and read the article. He commented …

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Our First Day Back to School

We had our first official back to school day today. Well, honestly, we school throughout the year. We don’t technically take a “break” during the summer, but I do become more laid back and we only continue to work on math and language arts. Homeschooling year round works well for …

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Adventures in Rochester, Minnesota

We have worked hard all winter long to get the kids through their sit down work. A big reason we do this is because we know it’s hard to compete with spring. As soon as the weather is warmer than 35 degrees the kids want to be outside exploring, riding …

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