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Reinventing Ourselves, by Michelle Barone

Reinventing Ourselves, by Michelle Barone

We carry the story of our childhood in our mind and bodies. Every day I am humbled. I see the human spirit always striving to find love and connection. To heal what has been wounded. When we do or say something to our children that is hurtful, the shame is deep. We don’t like...
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An Island of Freedom, by Jeanie M. Curry

An Island of Freedom, by Jeanie M. Curry

Cumberland Island is an 18 mile long barrier island off of the coast of Georgia. It has a rich history, having been first inhabited for thousands of years by Indians, most notably of which was the Timucuan tribe.  Over a period of several hundred years the Spanish, French, British and Americans all had settlements...
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Going Head to Head with Stereotypes, by Kate Fridkis

Going Head to Head with Stereotypes, by Kate Fridkis

There are plenty of stereotypes for non-schoolers: when I was little, I heard stuff about how we couldn’t tie our shoes, couldn’t do basic things, as though you had to go to school to learn those things. The kids in my Hebrew school class asked me if my family had a microwave. If we...
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A Whole New Game, by Kelly Green

A Whole New Game, by Kelly Green

Sure, homeschooling is effective. Yes, homeschooling produces well-educated, functional adults who contribute to their communities and can support themselves financially. But that’s all old news. So what’s the new news? The new news is that, like Billy Beane’s Athletics, we have changed the terms of engagement. Only we go even further than the A’s....
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What Happens When: Phenology for KIDS

What Happens When: Phenology for KIDS

Anybody can be a phenologist. In fact, a lot of us, whether we know it or not, already are. Phenology is the study of what happens when in nature––that is, when the first crocus sprouts, when the first robin arrives, when the first dandelion blooms, when the first strawberries ripen, when the last leaf...
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