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  1. Hi, Stephanie. Just seeing this now! Sorry! I am in Shreveport, near LSUS. Not too many secular homeschoolers in the area, unfortunately. I am part of ALTHA, you should be able to find it on Facebook. It is a Christian group, but they've been very welcoming to me and my kids. I just started a homeschool magazine, Mindful Homeschooler (which is why I'm finally on here checking my messages). Be in touch!
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    Hi Melissa, I saw that you had posted a while back that you were in NW La area. Are you still here? We just moved here from SE Texas and have been having a heck of a time finding other secular homeschoolers in the area. We are N. of Shreveport. I am Stephanie and I have three kids dd 13, ds 9, dd 9. I was hoping to pick your brain on where I may find other like minded homeschoolers in the area.
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The mission of Mindful Homeschooler is to provide resources and community to homeschooling families. Mindful Homeschooler is primarily a secular publication. Our goal is to focus on what, we hope, are common interests of all homeschooling families - children, love of learning, and encouragement.

Melissa Gibson is the editor of Mindful Homeschooler. Melissa began homeschooling in 2011 and is the proud mama to three children, ages 8, 5, and 2. Prior to homeschooling, Melissa worked in publishing, marketing, sales, and tutoring.


Homeschooling since July 2011. DS1 (8, public school), DS2 (5, homeschool), and DD (2). Editor of Mindful Homeschooler, a homeschooling magazine for all families and co-owner of Junk and Spruced Up.


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A Followup to: Why the Romeikes Don't Deserve Asylum

by mindfulhomeschooler on 03-09-2014 at 09:46 PM
On Friday, I posted "Why the Romeike's Don't Deserve Asylum." The response was quite amazing. In just two days, I received more than 1,000 views. It was shared on Facebook over and over again, and, from what I can see and what I have been told, all the feedback was very positive.

Way to be civil, world!

There are a few items I would like to clarify about the Romeike situation.

The result of all this back and forth on the Romeikes' status

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Why the Romeikes Don't Deserve Asylum

by mindfulhomeschooler on 03-07-2014 at 10:02 PM
The Romeikes flooded my news feed multiple times the past few years. Most recently, on March 3, cries for support once again dominated my Facebook timeline and homeschool groups.

Why the concerns for the Romeike family and not for other struggling immigrants? Perhaps because many American homeschoolers see themselves in the Romeikes - they are a white, Christian family with, originally, five children (now seven children).

The Romeikes are an interesting story

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Unschooling Resources: Series Wrap

by mindfulhomeschooler on 05-23-2013 at 05:18 PM
Did you catch all the posts in Angela's Wade series about Unschooling?

Now is the perfect time to catch up at Mindful Homeschooler!

Math for Young Children

Science (Inside)

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Not necessarily a part of her series on Unschooling Resources but still an excellent read by Angela, "Truth, Lies, and Unschooling."

Want to hear more from Angela? We want to know your questions about

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Managing Chaos: Spring Cleaning Edition

by mindfulhomeschooler on 05-23-2013 at 05:10 PM
Spring cleaning its one of those terms that you either love or loathe.

I absolutely love the idea of a sparkly-clean house, but the process?

Well, who has the time?

Read the full article at Mindful Homeschooler.

My Essential Homeschooling Strategies from Mindful Homeschooler

by mindfulhomeschooler on 05-14-2013 at 05:23 PM
Getting to be a great homeschooling parent takes time.

That first year of homeschooling, be prepared to go to bed each night with some fear in your heart. Fear of messing up the very kids you are trying to free. Fear of failing your most beloved children. Fear of being inadequate. I remember feeling anxious much of the time.

It took me about a full year before I realized that we were homeschooling. We were doing it! (We had been doing it all along.) It probably

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