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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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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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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Minnesota Children’s Science Museum

One of Mark and my goals in homeschooling is to make our kid’s learning as hands-on and applicable as possible. We want our kid’s classroom to be the world they live in, experiencing everything first hand as much as possible. The Minnesota Children’s Museum accomplishes all of these with ease! The …

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The Lovely, Kelly Gau Studio

Our new favorite place in town is Kelly Gau Studio! Kelly has a natural God given talent for not only bringing out the lovely in her art, but is also able to teach others how to make lovely pieces as well! Naomi lives and breaths art, I’m fairly certain that colors …

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Surviving a Toddler and Twins

Love is attempting to fly a kite with virtually no wind. Love is attempting to jump rope with a jump rope that is too short. We are attempting to potty train Maddie after three months of craziness! We are now trying to buckle Maddie down and get her independent enough to …

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