Super Awesome Adventures at the Minnesota Children’s Museum

*We were given a membership to the Minnesota Children’s Museum to help us facilitate our review. All thoughts and opinions are based on our experience and are 100% honest and our own. I adore the Minnesota Children’s Museum mission to inspire parents, educators and anyone involved with children to value …

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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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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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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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Our Kids each have Cleaning Zones

Laundry, washing floors, vacuuming, cleaning two bathrooms, and the up keep of a house hold often feels daunting. For us, a family of six, laundry is something we will never have to worry if we will have a shortage. Dishes will always have to be done as our stomachs routinely …

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Are my Kids Where They Should be Academically

It seems over the last three years I have been challenged and continue to be challenged in everything I thought homeschooling would be like. To be honest the first couple of years we homeschooled it looked like a reproduction of public school. I had created a circle time and a sit …

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The Lessons are Not the Lessons.

Each morning my kids have chores they are responsible to make sure are completed properly. Their first task is to get breakfast in their tummies to give them fuel for the morning. Once breakfast is complete they have the responsibility to get their daily and weekly chores done as well …

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