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Humility and Homeschooling


Sometimes I tackle topics that get me into trouble. 

This could be one of them.


 "a modest or low view of one's importance"

I think it is particularly easy for homeschooling moms to place a high value on their importance, don't you? 

It is also easy for homeschooling moms to fall into the trap of BRAGGING about their children's accomplishments - which really translates back to pats on the back for mom.

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Pay it Forward - A Podcast



One of the great joys of blogging has been the friendships I have made with other homeschool mom bloggers.

Last summer I spent three days at a lovely little bed and breakfast in Tennessee with several blogging friends. 

I got to know and love Pam, from Ed Snapshots. When Pam asked to interview me for her new podcast I was thrilled.  

You have to love the tag line for Pam's podcast:

"The podcast that gives you a peek into the lives of the homeschoolers next door"

What I love about Pam's podcasts is that they are short (just 30 minutes - enough time to walk on the treadmill or fold a few loads of laundry while listening) and packed with information. 

Pam and I chatted about what my homeschool is like, my homeschool philosophy, and paying it forward.

I hope you get a chance to listen



Our "Classically Eclectic" Homeschool Week


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The longer we home educate our children in the Classical style, the more convinced I am THIS is the style that works for our family.

In my heart, however, I am a highly creative person that loves to have time and freedom to explore new things. I love to "seize the moment" and take interest led tangents in our homeschool. 

I have one child who is much like me, and another who is very engineer minded. 

I desire to give my children a rich, Classical education, but I also desire to instill in them the need to CREATE, follow their passions, and pursue different interests. 

How then do I reconcile those desires - the Classical desire and the Eclectic desire?

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