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Monday Motivators and Friday Fun ideas to help you make learning an adventure.

Where’s Your Focus?

You're probably familiar with the proverb that says: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." I'd like to ask you to think for a minute about which word you emphasize in that sentence, because it will tell you...

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Something New!

I'm excited! I think if you knew what I've been working on, you'd be excited, too! 😉 I've been involved in homeschooling for 25 years. A quarter of a century! And in that time, I've observed a lot about what works well and what doesn't work out so well. A LOT has...

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Why Unit Studies Work!

Since I just launched a new Homeschool How-To for parents and since God and nature graciously provided a timely object lesson this week, this might be a really good time to think through why unit studies work so well if your goal is to turn your children into lifetime...

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Build a Shoebox Camera

Photo credit: Candi L   On Monday, I put up a longer-than-usual blog post explaining, step by step, how to use current events or topics of interest as a springboard to build multi-disciplinary unit studies you can do with students of all ages. In fact, it's how I...

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How to Design a “Stellar” Unit Study

Unit Studies are an EXCELLENT way to teach hands-on. For parents who are intrigued by the "unschooling" approach, but aren't quiiiiite confident enough to take the plunge, they can be a not-too-scary way to test the waters. So how do you put together a truly "stellar"...

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I'm a veteran homeschool mom, speaker, and curriculum designer. I help homeschool parents create hands-on activities that make learning an adventure.

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