Posts Tagged ‘ reasons to homeschool ’

Ode to a Maternal Teacher

Dear Mom, Do you remember this? A tiny girl sits, a little speck enveloped in the giant, red living room sofa. Tears stream down her chubby little cheeks. “I just can’t read anymore, Mom! It doesn’t make any sense,” I say, dropping the white list of phonetic words on the floor–rat, cat, bat, mat,...
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Dean Koontz on Homeschooling

On the HEM Networking discussion group, longtime advocate and Texas homeschooling mom Susan Smylie, who was interviewed for HEM in 2007, shared a reference to homeschooling from an unexpected source. On Monday, Susan wrote to others on the HEM Networking group: Dean Koontz is apparently a fan of homeschooling (I don’t think he has...
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10 Things I Miss

10 Things I Miss re: Homeschooling Posted by DFO at 2:23 p.m. on October 15 Comments (2) 1. teaching in my pajamas 2. reading together on the couch 3. being home with Julianna 4. having no evening homework 5. being able to clean/cook during the day 6. flexibility 7. not having to worry about...
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Early Birds & Night Owls

It was Wednesday, mid-morning, when a friend called to shoot the breeze. During our conversation, I mentioned my thirteen-year-old daughter was still asleep. “Oh, is she sick?” “No, she’s recently become a real late bird. She was up reading most of the night.” “Wow!” my friend marveled. “You’re very lenient. I have my kids...
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Control Over Our Time

“Homeschooling gives us control over our time, one of our most precious and limited resources. We have more time to work with because we don’t have to ride school buses, collect endless forms, etc. We can get enough rest, which makes life much easier. We can plan our time in ways that work well...
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