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What I’m Doing Differently with My Third Child

What I’m Doing Differently with My Third Child

There are a few small parenting changes I am making with my third child.

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Donielle By Donielle, September 12, 2019
WHY I HOMESCHOOL

WHY I HOMESCHOOL

Why do I homeschool? Two reasons really: so I can teach my kids what I want them to know and because life is about relationships.

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Donielle By Donielle, June 14, 2019
DIY Montessori Mats

DIY Montessori Mats

This is cool, ya’ll.  A Montessori store opened up not too far away.  It is called Natural Acorn.  They have such gorgeous wooden puzzles and manipulatives.  But the thing that really caught my eye were the soft learning mats.  They are neatly embroidered.   Dozens are available to choose from.  They reinforce basic concepts like colors, shapes,…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 21, 2018

What to get done when we can’t get it all done

I encourage parents to aim high.  But there are times in life where we cannot get it all done.  They are times when we are just hanging on.  Fortunately, homeschool schedules can be flexible.  But during times of illness, moves, and life changes school must go on. What should the priorities be?  What are the…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 15, 2016

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
BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND Long term homeschool plan

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND Long term homeschool plan

A long term educational plan, in writing, will clarify your homeschooling goals and get you where you want to be.

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Donielle By Donielle, August 26, 2016
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What About Socialization?

What About Socialization?

Here it is.  I am going to address the question most commonly asked of any homeschooler: What about socialization?  Having been homeschooled for seven years, having helped homeschool seven brothers and sisters and having homeschooled my children, pretty much homeschooling in some form since 1985 – Sister, if I had a dime for every time…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 23, 2016

My favorite early education resources and exploring homeschooling

I had a blast speaking to the parents at the Mommy and Me Babycakes meeting. I promised to share some of my favorite resources for parents of young children.  In the early stages it is all about emotional bonding – giving children a safe, loving place to learn and people to learn from – and…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 17, 2016
Second Generation Homeschooler and Loving It!

Second Generation Homeschooler and Loving It!

I am a homeschooler.  I am a homeschooler in every sense of the word.  I was homeschooled from the time my parents discovered there was such a thing, until I graduated from highschool.  Even after highschool, working my way through college and graduate school, I helped out with our co-op and teaching my seven younger…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 16, 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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