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THE ORGANIZED HOMESCHOOL TEACHER              
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Practicing Hope

Practice involved a frequency of conceptualizing, trying, failing, and sometimes succeeding. This is not a parallel or linear path traveled once, but more like an octagon I tried to draw as a teen, full of random lines trying to connect, going round and round....

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Dads Included

While homeschooling certainly isn’t a gender specific occupation, in many of the families that we know, the mom has the lion’s share of the responsibility for homeschooling. My husband’s occupation makes this necessary in our home, but it also has the unintended consequence of his being left out of a...

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Menu Planning

Early on in my parenting decisions, family dinners were a must. A time to relax, enjoy good food, review the day, and converse with loved ones, the supper table was where relationships were formed and family was established. As with anything of importance, family dinners take planning and consistency....

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Help, I’m Married to a Fool

Twenty years. That is a long time to be married. Yet, it feels as if I blinked and my husband and I are celebrating our twentieth anniversary. Others observe a playful couple that seems to be taking incredible joy in the institute of marriage—but that has not always been the...

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