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First Businesses

My son has always been around people who own their own businesses. Entrepreneur examples are plentiful, so it is no surprise that at ten, he’s already brainstorming what kind of business he will have. when he “grows up”. Recently I explained that most of the people whom we know with businesses have run the gamut on start up businesses. And as a rule it

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Honesty

From the mouth of babes…but all children eventually learn to lie.  And unfortunately, they learn from us and society.  Lies are an accepted social tool. In order to adapt to society, our kids will have to maneuver these gray areas. Absolute truths rarely earn us friends or acceptance. Children begin to lie for a variety of reasons, including  fear, to protect someone, having an

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Put Down the Smart Phone

Nowadays it’s so easy to capture every little special moment.  Most of us have our smart phone on our person at all times, providing video, photography, audio and other types of ways to capture those moments. It is easy to do this so we do, but looking around a playground it’s easy to see how this can be detrimental to our kids, our families

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The Elitist Homeschool

Is homeschooling elitist? I would say homeschooling is not.  However, I would add some homeschooling families are. I have always thought of homeschooling as a privilege.  In our family- we feel lucky to be able to do it. We live simply so that one of us can stay home. I think this kind of sacrifice and scenario is true for a lot homeschooling families.

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Wants vs Needs

During a social studies study unit, my son and I happened upon the wants vs. needs discussion. We talked about how needs are those that we cannot live without like food, clothing, shelter and health care. We then went over how though we enjoy items such as toys, junk food, video games, gadgets and fancy clothes, these things qualify as wants. They are not

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Be Adventurous

Homeschooling in our fourth year and routine has set in.  We usually are up and about at the same time each day, and we fall into personal habits in between some fun stuff. Predictability can be comforting. Nothing ventured, nothing gained- that old addage has been circling my mind lately. I believe adventure is necessary for our homeschooling success, therefore I must help us

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Loving Math

These past few months, I have found some great resources to help my son in gaining more strength and confidence in math. For years, it felt like I was pushing math concepts at a wall. It was very frustrating and discouraging for both of us. I’m beginning to see, as I read more and look at all the paths that are available to us,

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Good Deeds

Walking to the car from the store, suddenly my son grabbed my hand and said, “wait”. We waited as I looked around in anticipation of some unseen danger.  He said, breathlessly, “see her there, on the right?”. So I surreptitiously turned in that direction and there she was, a tiny little bird, obviously injured. We sprung into action to help with my son leading

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