Author: Michele Pleasants

Summer School? Seriously?

Yes, I admit, I do usually give the kids a week or two off but then it is time to get going again. Seriously, how much pool and fun can one family take? May and June will arrive and most kids will bound through the doors of some school building praying they do not see those empty halls for at least three months. Parents will delight in the break from homework and fill the days with pool trips, camps, and clinics. But we homeschoolers, well, let’s just say we do things a little differently around here. Near of the...

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Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

What do we get out of homeschooling? And what do we lose because of it? A friend of mine and I were discussing the pros and cons of homeschooling, and it got me thinking. I have answered many people on the WHYS of homeschooling, but never really thought about the pros and cons. What DO we get out of it? What do we lose because of doing it? Here’s what I came up with from the top of my head… Read the Full Article on Family, Faith, and...

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How to School Your Strong Willed Child

One of the things that sticks out the most is that every child learns differently. What worked for my girls did not necessarily work for my boys. What worked for my first born does not necessarily work for my last kiddo. So how exactly do you school that strong willed child? I have been homeschooling my kids, four of them now, for over 15 years. That’s a lot of school. And I have learned a lot of valuable lessons during that time. Too many to name. But one of the things that sticks out the most is that every...

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The Great Cooking Experiment

Needless to say, I have spent the past years making sure I not only wrote down the recipes I love and use often, but also making sure the girls could follow those recipes. But some reason, I recently had a mommy panic moment – had I actually taught my girls how to plan meals from start to finish? Could they budget, shop AND cook for a week for a family? Did you grow up cooking? I did not. Don’t get me wrong, my mom cooked a lot – I just did not spend a lot of time in the...

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