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thoughtful friday

"The very least you can do in your life
is to figure out what you hope for. The most you can do is live inside that hope, running down its hallways, touching the walls on both sides."
~Barbara Kingsolver


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Dos & Don’ts of Homeschooling

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Do ~
Love your child.

Realize their interests.

Play games.

Read aloud.

Write them notes.

Teach phonics.

Take advantage of
learning moments.


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Don’t ~
Allow discipline to rule your family.

Ignore them.

Expect them to like to read if they don’t.

Get hung up on spelling.

Try 50 million curriculums.

Forget to have fun!

I have been homeschooling for almost 7 years. (IF you count preschool and you know we all want to!)

This is what I have learned
~ We get too caught up in what other hsers are doing.
~We are suckers for comparing!
~We think we must buy and try everything out there
~ hsing curricula has become a market!! (or is that a racket?!?!)


 * I wrote this list three years ago, and I have to say that I haven’t changed my mind about it. Well, maybe the do about phonics…  that is still up for debate. I think two of my kids might learn better with whole words.

So what about you? What would you add to the list? I’m curious to read your list!!

And I know I have not added any pictures or details from Grace’s mission trip to Jamaica! It’s coming though, along with an interview. Suffice to say, they had a truly blessed experience, and I thank you for your prayers, good wishes and support for this adventure for her.



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family of five

 As I wrote over at family of five on blogger, I realized why I blog during my blogging break. I need to record our days & I need affirmation.

 I’ve chose to come offer to wordpress purely for aesthetics and order. My blogger account is three years old and I am locked into what I have there. I also did not imagine three years ago that the blog would turn into a scrapbook of sorts, and never categorized those post. So you will see some of my favorite posts here, with categories and tags added.

 So more later! I’m just getting my feet wet this morning.

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