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  1. Southeastern Tree Identification and Acorn Bread

    by , 10-25-2013 at 02:03 PM
    It's been a week about trees. Also, a re-post of my acorn bread experiment.

  2. Five Things I’ve Learned about Homeschooling (So Far)

    by , 10-24-2013 at 03:49 PM (Misadventures in Homeschooling)
    We’re about three months in to homeschooling kindergarten now. Here’s the top five things that I’ve learned so far:
    Being an integral part of my child’s learning is the most incredible project I have ever been a part of. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Many people may have a hand in it but there is no one more devoted to success TLE’s education than myself and The Hubs ™. And When She Understands ™ a concept, whether it is one she got immediately or one she struggled with, the surge of ...
  3. Adventures Begin: Geek Teaching Mini-Geek

    by , 10-23-2013 at 11:18 AM
    My husband and I have made the plunge and committed to homeschooling our daughter, age 7. She went to school today not knowing it would be her last day of public school for a while, if ever.

    Our initial plan was to start in January at the beginning of the "semester" which would be more of a natural cuttoff/start-time. The more I researched and thought about it though, after committing to homeschooling, it's really not about starts and stops in the concrete sense anymore. ...

    Updated 10-23-2013 at 11:24 AM by Kethra

    Hogwarts Elementary
  4. Finding Balance

    by , 10-23-2013 at 09:36 AM (Things in My Saddle)
    Like many moms, I am always trying to find the right balance between providing activities outside our home for my kids and allowing them enough down time to just play and be young. I tend to fall on the “more time for play” end of the spectrum. I remember being at a friend’s house soon after my daughter was born and seeing her schedule for her three and a half year old son – he was in so many activities her entire week was color coded and packed. I was overwhelmed and scared that I was a bad mother ...
  5. One way to cut your homeschool budget

    by , 10-22-2013 at 08:00 AM
    I am a huge fan of saving money. So it may sound strange that I might spend $700 for a night in a nice hotel but I might not spend $7 on a shirt. It has to be something I really want. I fail sometimes and buy something that I later think is stupid or was a total waste of money. Even if it was only $5 I may still have buyer’s remorse. Why would you waste your energy on buyer’s remorse for something that only cost $5? Because it is important. If you waste just ...
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