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On the Trail of Laura Ingalls Wilder

On the Trail of Laura Ingalls Wilder

We stood on the big rock where Laura and Mary played, smelled the prairie flowers and climbed up a hill to the remains of the dugout. “It’s even smaller than the cabin in Wisconsin,” Will noted. Laura certainly chose the right adjective “little” to describe her childhood homes. With Plum Creek mud between our...
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Welcome to the Sisterhood

Welcome to the Sisterhood

“I stand at the threshold of an alien subculture-the sorority of homeschool moms. Although I’m pretty sure there’s no secret handshake, there is much for me to learn. You see, I fell into homeschooling overnight, making the decision just days before my son’s first tuition payment was due. Now with one year under my...
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

“Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat…” -from the old nursery rhyme and carol “Christmas is filled with the very best kinds of learning: Caring, giving, sharing, togetherness, love… And the learning isn’t just limited to the youngsters; if we keep our hearts open this season we’ll learn new ways of celebrating, if...
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Thinking Mom’s Resources

Christine’s Favorite Websites for Homeschooling Information, Support and/or Encouragement and Information about Teaching Children – a marvelous collection: Thinking Mother’s Favorite Websites for Homeschooling.
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From Boring to Board Games

Arithmetic, computation or mathematics … no matter what it’s called in school, the subject often adds up in a child’s mind as plain old boring. Kindergarten worksheets display clusters of objects for children to color and count. By third or fourth grade word problems sneak into the curriculum. I don’t know about you, but...
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