Monthly Archives: July 2012

Why I Chose Homeschooling – Part 6 of 6 – Believing in My Children

I didn’t come to the decision to homeschool lightly. In fact, it took me far longer than many to actually step forward and commit to the decision. In many ways, I think it took far too long. My eldest, Danielle, … Continue reading

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The Value of Hard Work…and Learning to Save

No Payment for Chores In our house we do not pay for chores. As Joel Salatin writes in The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer, “Kids shouldn’t be paid for breathing.” As a member of the household, there are … Continue reading

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Now on Kindle…

The Homeschool Advocate blog will now be available via monthly subscription through your Kindle. Just in case you wanted easy, up-to-date downloads to your Kindle – now is your chance! For just 99 cents per month, Amazon will deliver each … Continue reading

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On Hiatus for a While

I will not be updating this blog for a while. Maybe a week, maybe more. We have had a death in the family and even here, far away and years apart, we are absolutely devastated, my husband and me. I … Continue reading

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When They Grow Up…

I talk a lot of about Emily…rightly so…she is the main focus of my educational efforts at this time. However, it is always nice to hear from my eldest, especially now that she is moving into a phase of her … Continue reading

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Child-Led Learning

Every time I get worried that I’m not doing enough to educate Emily, she tugs on my stores of knowledge and reminds me that really I’m just the facilitator. She doesn’t need ME to educate her, she is educating herself. … Continue reading

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When They Discipline Themselves

I was pulling weeds on Sunday when Dave came out and announced, “Well, Emily is in her room. She put herself in there.” He went on to explain that Emily had slapped him on the face when he didn’t give … Continue reading

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The Summer Reading Yields Several Very Interesting Books

Each year the Mid-Continent Public Library holds the Summer Reading Program. I love it – an excuse to read even MORE books! For every 24 books we read, Emily earns a free book. Up to three reading incentives are passed … Continue reading

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Dream Big

The other day I re-watched an old favorite – Never Been Kissed – where a journalist enrolls in her old high school as part of her research for a story.The movie is painful at times to watch, especially if, like … Continue reading

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