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Homeschooling with Mental Illness

Hi, my name is Shannon and I have generalized anxiety with panic disorder, and a hefty side of agoraphobia.  I also homeschool my three kids. So first, a little bit about anxiety for those that aren’t acquainted with this special … Continue reading

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We *LOVE* Ivy Kids (preschool subscription box)

When my big kids were little I never really did any preschool type things with them. We hung out, we played, they watched a bit of PBS Kids.  They still learned all the things they needed to learn and were … Continue reading

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It’s Been a Clusterf*ck

This year has been a total clusterf*ck. Science has been an issue for the whole year and any secular homeschooler knows finding a good homeschool science curriculum can be a challenge! We started the year with Elemental Science because that’s … Continue reading

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Build Your Library: Several Years Later

  Several years ago I posted Build Your Library: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. It is one of my most viewed blog posts, so I thought maybe it would be a good idea to give an updated review … Continue reading

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Using Texts You Don’t Agree With

Today I saw Build Your Library’s video about what she is doing this year with her kids and it reminded me of something I’ve been meaning to write about.  What happens when the text you are using says something you … Continue reading

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And so Begins the 2017-2018 Year

Yesterday we started up the 2017-2018 school year. I wasn’t planning on doing so because my middle kid was supposed to be at sleep away camp, however on Friday we got a call that she was sick and needed to … Continue reading

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How Things are Going so Far

We have been back in the swing of things for three weeks now and so far things are going well! We have a “routine” of some sort figured out. Start with math, then reader, spelling, writing, history (or science, we … Continue reading

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