Category Archives: Advocacy

Seize Those Moments

Yesterday evening a message came across my Facebook feed. It was from a friend posting on our homeschool co-op group, letting the group know her kids wouldn’t be attending class today. I only knew why because I had talked to … Continue reading

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Stealth Reading

I’ve never particularly liked the word “sneaky.” Perhaps I was labeled sneaky as a child and have never recovered. Instead, I’ll call what I do with Emily…stealthy. One section of our library is devoted to homeschool books. And occupying a solid five … Continue reading

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You Will Conform!

This past January, Em started in a great program offered here in Historic Northeast Kansas City, Harmony Project. It is a program designed for inner-city at-risk youth and is free. Free as in… Free music instruction Free training in vocals … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day, New Homeschool Mommies and More

Next Time We Are Making Our Own! Gah! I have to say it again (having already said it to her), my friend Bethany was totally right. I teased her relentlessly on Facebook yesterday over her posts of making her own … Continue reading

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I Think I’ll Let Her Drive…

I just noticed this on my Facebook feed and had to re-post it. It is a beautiful idea, one we can all aspire to. Having Her Pick the Classes A couple of months ago, Em and I were looking through one … Continue reading

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Unschooling for Monday – Forget Columbus Day

Having read the first part of Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States and learned a few things about Christopher Columbus, and what a completely and total monster he truly was (rape and enslavement of women and girls, wholesale … Continue reading

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Unschooling for 8-25-14

We have had a busy day homeschooling today, despite it taking very little time. So far we have covered: The Family Under the Bridge – I read a chapter out of the book and Emily loves it. Every time we … Continue reading

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Daily Conversations and Reading While Baking or Driving

I should have taken notes yesterday on what we were talking about, because I have now forgotten. I do remember that lately we have been on a metaphor theme – basically I’ve been giving my almost-8-year-old examples of metaphors in … Continue reading

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Did You Know You Can Find Me on Facebook?

I write … a lot … about a lot of different things. Gardening, cooking, crafts, homeschooling, and plenty more. However, you will inevitably find links to more posts if you simply follow me on Facebook. I have pages for The … Continue reading

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Reading Progress With Clifford

As hard as it was for me to wait – NOW, this summer, and these past few weeks have been the absolutely PERFECT time for my young daughter to start reading. A perfectionist (she comes by it naturally – on … Continue reading

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