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Homeschooling Outside the Box

Sep 23, 2021

What if I told you there was a skill that would help prepare your child for any job he might pursue in the future? And what if this skill was so attainable, that you wouldn’t have to purchase a fancy curriculum or join an elite co-op to access it?

The pandemic that rocked 2020 has thrown us many curveballs but one...


Aug 24, 2021

When you ask a seasoned homeschooler about structuring the day, you will often hear the same refrain: "combine as many subjects as you can."

Academics can generally be broken into two categories: skill-based subjects and non-skill-based subjects. Anything that is skill-based really is best taught 1-on-1 or in a very...


May 11, 2021

I have no doubt that when my children are grown people, making their way in the world, they will hear the faint refrain of my voice when they roll out of bed and get ready for their day:

“Attitude-dressed-bed”

And again after they have breakfast: 

“Teeth-face-hair-deodorant-zone”

These have been the anthems of...


Mar 9, 2021

Homeschooling is not for the faint of heart. It requires endurance and initiative. It requires sacrifice and diligence. But it also requires something you might not realize…a sense of humor. We homeschool moms can be so serious; the stakes are high! We’re going against the grain! What if we mess up…this is our...


Feb 23, 2021

If there is a quintessential practice in Charlotte Mason’s approach to education, it is the act of narration. You can pick and choose which living books you want to read, you can use watercolors or not in your nature journaling, and you can dictate your own routine in a way that best fits your family, but you simply...