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Homeschooling Outside the Box

Jun 28, 2019

Are you in the Early Years Stage?

If you have a 0-6-year-old, you are living in what Charlotte Mason referred to as "the early years." In her first volume, Home Education, Miss Mason urged mothers to "secure for them a quiet growing time, a full six years of passive receptive life, the waking part of it spent for the...


Jun 13, 2019

Does the idea of homeschooling year round overwhelm you?

School’s out for summer…unless you live in the Rinna home. Don’t get me wrong – we’re not plugging away at the table working all day instead of playing outside in the sprinkler. We still soak up all the benefits of summer and we even take a few weeks...


May 29, 2019

Are you starving yourself?

Brandy Vencel wrote an article a few years ago that challenged parents to consider if they were starving their children's minds which made me consider, also, if I was starving my own mind. Mothers are commonly attributed with being self-sacrificing, but in terms of the mind, we must remember...


May 15, 2019

Are you raising effective communicators?

Andrew Pudewa is a well-known name in the homeschool world and for good reason. His ideas on effective communication and the arts of language - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - have helped to shape our homeschool over the years.

I'm excited to share with you today some...


May 1, 2019

Are you ready to see autism in a new light?

So often the conversation about autism is surrounded by a list of limitations. And let's face it, living the daily grind as a parent of a child on the spectrum sometimes really highlights those limitations.

Join us today as Bryn Hogan, Executive Director of the...