Homeschooling Life



Love is perhaps the strongest of human emotions. It transcends barriers of language and culture, leaps through time and space, affects everyone from the youngest and most helpless babies to the oldest and most careworn cynics. Love is magical and mysterious and all-powerful; it has the power to transform lives. We homeschool our children...
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Labor Day the Homeschool Way

In honor of Labor Day, I thought I’d write a homeschooling-related Labor Day post. It’s always nice if you can come up with a clear thesis, one really good link that supports it, and a way to tie it all to home education. For several days I worked toward this, but the result persisted:...
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Not-Back-To-School Celebrations

Homeschooling families are not missing out on anything this time of year. They celebrate the season with Not-Back-To-School observances held throughout the United States and internationally. What some homeschoolers once felt slightly subversive about saying aloud is now a full-on tradition that homeschool families embrace in celebration of their freedom to homeschool. Google reveals many Not-Back-To-School activities coming up, including (among the first pages of...
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Families on the Road

I’ve always loved travelling! Whether by car or plane, boat or train, striking off for someplace new – or even a favorite old place – is always sure to put a smile on my face and a spring in my step! “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I...
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I was looking through our March/April issue last night, as we get ready to send our May/June issue to the printer this week, and I came across my publisher’s note in the HEM Notebook section. I thought some of my blog readers, who may not all be subscribers, might enjoy reading this short essay...
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