How do you choose multiple curriculums?

Seven years ago when we began homeschooling I was overwhelmed with what curriculum to choose. I was even more baffled by the moms who were piecing their curriculum together. I could not figure out how they knew which pieces of what curriculum programs to use. It all seemed like I …

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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 5: Naomi’s Passion Tailored Learning

My sweet, compassionate, encouraging Naomi is wise beyond her years. Her brain often functions as if it has thousands of browser windows open at one time. She struggles to fall asleep at night because her mind contemplates everything from why her room is pink and brown to death. Last year …

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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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Why We Have Chosen the Thomas Jefferson Education Method

What is Thomas Jefferson Education (TJE)? It is the learning theory that kids learn best when they are inspired and not required to learn. Which in this day and age sounds crazy. The question any sane adult would ask is “will kids choose to learn when not required to do …

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