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Oct08
Failure is a Possibility. Expect it.

Failure is a Possibility. Expect it.

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Throughout this homeschooling journey, I have learned the only sure-fire way to fail is never to try at all. It is why a solid education requires a sustained effort, regardless of where that education occurs.

Oct01
Missing From The Family Calendar

Missing From The Family Calendar

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Sure, we have a color-coded family calendar hanging in our kitchen… but the events I most wish I could schedule remain maddeningly unpredictable.

Sep25
Alpha Mom Must List: Read “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio

Alpha Mom Must List: Read “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio

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Wonder, the novel about a boy with severe craniofacial deformities who starts middle school, by R.J. Palacio is a must-read for children and their parents.

Sep24
The Unbearable Rightness Of Being

The Unbearable Rightness Of Being

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One of the hardest lessons for my teens is that, sometimes, there are some things more important than being right.

Sep23
Your Child Says Their Teacher Is Mean, What Do You Do?

Your Child Says Their Teacher Is Mean, What Do You Do?

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It is the time of year when you begin to hear complaints from the kids about their teachers. Cries of “My teacher hates me!” and “My teacher is mean!” are played out over the dinner tables in many of our homes. So what do you do? How do you know when to step in and when to let your child work it out for themselves?

Sep17
Parenting Big Kids When You’re Depressed

Parenting Big Kids When You’re Depressed

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Depression, like any other medical condition, can impact your ability to parent the way you want to. You and your kids can get through it, I promise.

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