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My summer reading list

I had three books on my list to read this summer (besides reading Oliver Twist aloud to my girls).  I enjoyed all three:  The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity Meg Meeker, M.D.  I appreciated the unique perspective of a medical doctor.  She speaks extensively about the competition we imagine with other…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 6, 2016

Teaching History as the Hub of All Other Subjects

For all of my homeschool teaching years I have taken the chronological approach to teaching history.  Before I had children, when I was teaching my siblings, I was drawn to the idea that history should be taught in the order it happened.  As a child I always had trouble figuring out the timeline of history….

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Donielle By Donielle, September 1, 2016

The Importance of Music Education

I love music.  My undergraduate degree is in Music.  As a parent, very early on, I decided that music would be a major part of my children’s education.  We began music classes at age 4 or 5 and had a unique approach to piano practice.  Our girls’ morning chores went, and still go, something like…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 31, 2016

How to have a happy co-op

If you are familiar with homeschooling, you will probably be familiar with co-ops.  Co-ops are basically groups of families that come together, usually once a week, and pool the talents of the homeschooling parents to meet their kid’s educational needs.  In our co-op a gifted ESOL teacher teaches Latin for all of our children.  I…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 30, 2016


One of my favorite homeschool speakers has been Renee Ellison.  She speaks my language – practicality, efficiency, economy.  Sounds like a good school logo.  What is it in Latin, I wonder?  Assignment for my oldest! Mrs. Ellison, a gifted educator, said many wise things, many practical things, and one or two I disagreed with.  But…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 26, 2016
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A lovely lady from church called me recently and asked a great question.  Most parents seeking to homeschool want to know how to homeschool.  She asked WHY she should homeschool.  That is a question I love to answer.  I am not a chick who is good with details.  My gifts lie in global thinking.  The…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 25, 2016

Things NOT to say to large families

Homeschoolers often have large families.  In our little co-op, back when we started, we each had one or two kids (three for Lorri, but two were already grown).  Now I still have two, but the Molinas have seven, the Dorns have seven and the Hsiaos have six.  Our co-op has grown! I am the oldest…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 24, 2016
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I am a lawyer, homeschool mom to three terrific dolls, wife to Gary, follower of Jesus. I love literature, researching, chocolate, iced tea and anything to do with the beach. Let's be email friends! Subscribe and leave your comments. I look forward to chatting!
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