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How We Homeschool

When we first began exploring the world of homeschooling I was completely overwhelmed. I’ve heard the same thing countless times from parents considering it for their family. Where do one turn for easy to find information? Still Deciding Phase: Perspectives on Your Child’s Education: Four Views: Presents each person’s positive views of their education choice […]

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Homeschooling isn’t always easy

by autumn on December 9, 2010 · 2 comments

***Update: I’m going to leave this post for all to see but after reading it hours later I realize just how pathetic I sound. Forgive me for exposing this side of me.*** I know, I make it look easy. But, really it’s not. At this point you should heed the warning sign below. All other […]

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Haley summarizes Mountain Born

by autumn on May 22, 2010 · 3 comments

As part of Haley’s daily homeschool schedule she reads out loud to me for 20 minutes.  We’ve been going through Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates for a while now and finally finished it the other day. I set Haley up in front of the webcam and had her summarize the book.  Seriously, the kids is […]

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Why teach Theology to your children?

by autumn on February 12, 2010 · 1 comment

Kind of a no-brainer to me but it wasn’t always that way.  Why teach Theology? After all isn’t that just for the seminary students? NO! Let’s look at it from the alternative: not teaching Theology. Where does that leave your children? Stumbling, bumbling, blabbering that’s where! I can freely talk this way because I was […]

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But I love to write!!

by autumn on February 1, 2010 · 5 comments

Which is what I scream in my head when my daughter tells me she hates to write.  What??!!  Perhaps my love for penmanship is a tad obsessive.  Whatever. But come on, hate?  That is a strong word afterall. Where do I go from here? I don’t want her to be forever scarred when it comes […]

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Cultivating Questions

by autumn on December 29, 2009 · 2 comments

As a parent you pray that your children will always feel comfortable asking you questions.  Many parents feel this means they have to be their kids’ best friend.  This couldn’t be farther from the truth. The way to ensure your children ask you questions of any nature is to “fertilize” their minds with the nutrients […]

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Memorization Ideas

by autumn on December 13, 2009 · 2 comments

I have found that, in the homeschool setting, memorization is the most effective tool I have for teaching my children discipline.  Memorization is never effortless.  Even for someone who is highly gifted in that skill. I am good at memorizing but I have to put in work before I am able to recite it.  Now […]

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Are You Reading to Your Children?

by autumn on November 5, 2009 · 10 comments

It seems that everyone will agree with you that reading to your children is important.  But how many are actually incorporating it into their homeschool schedule? For me, reading to Haley when she was an infant was easy.  She was the first baby and I had all the time in the world to devote to […]

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Koine Greek Alphabet

by autumn on October 20, 2009 · 3 comments

Teaching Greek as part of our homeschool schedule has been such a blessing to our family.  Before we began, we first had to choose which curricula was going to best fit our goals. Most Greek curricula will work for your family if you have a desire to travel to Greece and be able to converse […]

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Catechize and Memorize

by autumn on October 6, 2009 · 2 comments

Two months ago I thought that Catechism was something that just Roman Catholics did.  How saddening to think I would have gone my whole life believing this and missing out on a blessing. cat·e·chism (kt-kzm)n. 1. A book giving a brief summary of the basic principles of Christianity in question-and-answer form. 2. A manual giving […]

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