Our homeschool day belly flopped, now what?

Every homeschool family on the planet has days when it feels like they belly flopped. It’s painful, sometimes, feels like we can’t recover from them, and it can cause us to feel like we are the only ones struggling. I am here to testify you are not the only one …

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MACHE Homeschool Conference 2016

I went into the homeschool conference thinking, what will I learn this year? After all this was our sixth year attending the conference. I wondered if there was really anything new I would learn. We walked into the conference Friday morning unsure of which direction we should take our homeschooling. We …

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Quarry Hill Nature Center

Science, animal science to be precise has always been a favorite subject for all three of our big kids. Every year we ask our kids what they want to learn and each year it has always been animal science. It is amazing how much one can learn about one subject. …

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Remembering the beginning of The Big Island Rendezvous!

I have always loved the Big Island Rendezvous in Albert Lea, Minnesota. My dad loves history and learning, he was and still is, great at teaching and inspiring in us girls the things he is passionate about. The Big Island Rendezvous was a perfect opportunity for our family to spend …

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Me, Not Them.

What is “Me, Not Them”? It is when I pursue my passions, goals, and continue my own learning journey. It is when I allow myself to simmer rather than putting myself on the back burner. When we first began our tje journey I laughed out loud when I read it …

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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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Pine Ridge Siberian Tours!

A few days ago our family was able to experience Pine Ride Siberians. It is by far one of our favorite field trips to date. Cassandra’s passion for not only raising and training siberians, but also rescuing them was evident with each dog we met. Throughout our field trip we were able …

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MACHE homeschool conference a must in our homeschool journey!

The summer our daughter turned five we made the official decision to homeschool. While we were excited about our new adventure, we were also terrified. We were now responsible for the next eighteen years of our children’s education. Their ability to read, figure math problems, socialize in the world, and all …

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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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