Be more than a boss, be a mentor

I have been on a mission to live out the roles of authority God has given me as a mentor. Whether it is as a parent, boss or a bible study leader. I want to see my role in each of these as an opportunity to help those around me grow into …

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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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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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Story learning with Kidloland

*We were given a subscription to Kidloland to help us faciliate this review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and based on our experience. Naomi is the spitting image of myself. She loves to talk, has as sweet, stubborn spirit and has the ability to command an army. God created …

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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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Please Make Mistakes

If someone had said, “please make mistakes” to me a year ago I probably would have run away. Figuratively and possibly even literally. Making a mistake was the most horrible thing I could think of to happen in my life and to someone else because I had caused it to …

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What if all I had to do was honor and glorify God?

Over the course of the last year we have been working to build RCV Web Service. RCV stands for Russell’s Creative Ventures. It is an umbrella company that houses our many passions, talents and gifts. We are blessed to be a family owned and operated business that seeks to build …

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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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