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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How positive, strong social media, reflects the small town business community you live in.

We live in a small town and many of our clients will come from outside of the community. I-35 and I-90 intersect right outside of town. There are statistically more travelers on I-35 than I-90, but travelers pass by our town everyday. If there is one thing I have learned in life, …

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My kid’s attitudes are making me quit homeschooling.

Our kids have chores they are required to do everyday. It doesn’t change unless they are sick, we have a field trip or circumstances come up we can’t control. Otherwise they have been trained or are in the process of being trained to perform the task. We try to make …

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What is your business core?

We model our business core after the homeschooling method we discovered a little over five years ago. Thomas Jefferson Education is an educational method based on three phases of learning. Learning these three steps have had a tremendous impact on our family, knowledge, and business. There have been many times over the …

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Why are there so many different ways to eat?

If there is one thing I have learned in my life it is one size does not fit all or most. Sometimes one size fits all, only fits one person. What works for me, Mark and our family could send another family or person in their family into anaphylactic shock. Humans …

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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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When they begin to fly

I am sitting in the auditorium while my girls wait for their turn to practice during the dress rehearsal for their winter dance recital. Their buns are in place, makeup carefully applied and they are sitting with their friends. I am thinking about Maddie’s first three years of dancing and …

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Happy Birthday, my Tower of Favor

To my beautiful Madeline on your 10th Birthday, Today you are ten years old and I praise your father in heaven who has given you a beautiful heart, mind and soul. I know there are many days you doubt yourself, your worth and God. I want you to know sweet …

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