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Dear Homeschool Group

Dear Homeschool Group: Hey, it’s me. I’m the one in the corner playing on my phone because I’m new here. I said “hi” when I came in, but you were all too busy in your group to notice. I…

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11 Summer Reading Programs for Free Stuff

My daughter just started to get into reading. I was an avid child reader (and now a writer), so I have had a hard time not pushing my interests onto her during homeschooling. “What do you mean you don’t…

I Miss Libraries Homeschooling

Dear Library: I Miss You

Want to hear something terrifying? I once had to tell a librarian that a dog ate my homework book. And, this wasn’t just any librarian, this was the woman who had previously thrown me out of the library for whisper…

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Busy Bags for Busting Boredom

One weekend, I spent a Saturday morning creating an entire bin of “busy bags” for (my then) five year old. In the brown paper lunch bags, I placed several items that I found around the house and stapled each bag…