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If You Let Your Kids Make Donuts Instead of Doing School

Chances are, the results will be more gratifying than you’d expect. As homeschooling parents we try our best to stay on track while making everything exciting and interesting. However there are somethings that require lots of practice, like: writing, reading, and basic math. You can’t just put together one fun math lesson and generate an expert. You have to make mental pathways in the brain to memorize your basic math problems, for example. This happens through repetition of the lesson….

How My Husband and I Homeschool as a Team

This time last year I had a full time job. I was working 40 plus hours a week and so was my husband. My daughter was in child care (cringe) and my son was in public school (double cringe). Months before this I had already swallowed the red pill that I had made a mistake by working and putting my child in any kind of alternative care. Basically, every minute of those 40 plus hours was pure hell…

What You’re Doing Wrong as a Homeschool Parent

I’m kidding. But seriously, I have never questioned if I am failing or succeeding so often during a single adventure in my entire life. Since you decided to read this article, I’m going to guess we share that feeling. First, we are probably all doing better than we think. How can I tell? We have all concerned ourselves enough with our child’s education to come to the conclusion that homeschool is better than public school. A great start…

The A,B,C’s of Public School Hell

Oh where, oh where, do I begin? Public school is a horrible place for children. It is wretched in all of the worst ways. It is an absolutely soul crushing, mind destroying, individuality demolishing environment. Get good and comfy because this is going to be a bit lengthy.Just like a frog, or a pig, in a crappy high school science experiment, let me start dissecting my thoughts on this: 25 (plus) students to one teacher, common core (becoming…