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5 Ways to Switch From Mom to Teacher

Posted in Homeschooling on October 16, 2017

Switching between two roles: parent and teacher

If you are homeschooling your children, you know that it can be challenging to switch between the roles of being a mom and being your children’s educator. As some of us have discovered, it is not easy persuading the kids to take showers, much less, practice their math. As a homeschooling parent, I think it Read More »

Bridging the Gap Between Letter Sounds and Reading Words

Posted in Homeschooling on October 14, 2017

Distance between the learner and the destination

There is always a huge celebration around our house the day one of our little ones learns to read. We had one of these celebrations just last week when my current four-year-old “made the connection.” He had been working hard on learning all of the letter sounds and blending and one day, it just clicked. Read More »

The Unique Perspective of a Teacher-turned Homeschooler

Posted in Homeschooling, Teaching on October 12, 2017

Advantages of teachers that become homeschool moms

This may seem counter-intuitive, but, yes—there are those of us who used to teach in a school and now homeschool our own children. All our teacher training and classroom experiences make for an impressive teaching repertoire—and, at times, some educational baggage—which gives us teachers-turned-homeschoolers an interesting perspective on what it looks, feels, sounds like, and Read More »

Do You Have What It Takes to Homeschool?

Posted in Homeschooling on October 7, 2017

Do you have what it takes to successfully homeschool your children?

If you're considering homeschooling, you have probably found yourself completely overwhelmed. You think, "I could never do that. " There seems to be so much to know before you even start and you already doubt if you are smart enough or have it in you to make this work. Let me start plain and simple, Read More »

What Schools (and Parents) Are Not Teaching Kids

Posted in Parenting on October 6, 2017

What Schools (and Parents) Are Not Teaching Kids

Today’s youth are a wonderful generation with kind hearts and big dreams, just like everyone that has gone before them. However, I feel that families and the education system are both failing to prepare them for the practicalities of life and robbing them of a sense of competence. I thought I had brought up our Read More »

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