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About Shelli Pabis
I'm a homeschooling mom to two boys, ages 7 and 4. We are project-based homeschoolers who use a little bit of curriculum too. We use storytelling liberally in this house! We love the outdoors and science! I'm a newspaper columnist, photographer, blogger, and an e-book writer!
writing, photography, home education, nature hikes
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IntroducingÖ home / school / life magazine

by Shelli Pabis on 01-22-2014 at 09:32 AM
Iím interrupting my regularly scheduled program (ha) to introduce you to a new venture that I think youíre going to love. home / school / life is a new, savvy, beautiful magazine for homeschoolers or anyone who wants to supplement their childís school education with home education. Itís going to be unlike anything else out there.

And I am its senior editor.

Itís a long story, but last week I was approached about possibly taking on this role. It came as a big surprise,

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1st Grade Priorities

by Shelli Pabis on 01-15-2014 at 04:25 PM
Homeschooling is exciting to me. I can think of a hundred different things I want to introduce to my children, and then I get frustrated that we donít have time to do it all. Thereís simply no way around that. However, when I lay out my priorities, I see that we are achieving quite a few of the most important ones. That is an achievement, and I know I should consider anything else icing on the cake.

I promised a post about our priorities for this year a long time ago, and itís taken

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The Only Preschool Curriculum You Need Is Your Enthusiasm

by Shelli Pabis on 12-05-2013 at 06:53 PM
I see parents asking about preschool curriculums frequently, and it always blows my mind. Believe me, you donít need a packaged curriculum for preschool (or Kindergarten for that matter). What your child needs is experiences and conversation. Depending on your willingness to lead your child to wonderful places of discovery, they are going to learn all they need to know and more for their preschool years.

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In the E-book Business

by Shelli Pabis on 11-21-2013 at 03:56 PM

After working several months on my first e-book, Iím proud to say I have finally published it.
Then There Were Two: Essays on Motherhood is a book of essays adapted from my first columns with the Barrow Journal, written before and after my second son was born. So itís about a mother adjusting to life with an infant and toddler as well as musings on nature and family issues. It also has some of my photography from that time.

Click here for the full column.

Will Financial Concerns Trump Homeschooling?

by Shelli Pabis on 07-23-2013 at 07:47 PM
As we approach our second homeschooling year, my husband and I are having a discussion that has come up before: can we sustain this lifestyle on one salary? As much as I love homeschooling, and as much as my husband supports it, itís not easy when financial concerns arise.

Most new homeschoolers have plenty of concerns. On top of their list is socialization and whether or not they have the ability to teach their children everything they need to know. After doing my research, I no longer

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