Mentoring In Action

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As the days lengthen and the heat rolls into town, our family takes stock of our current schedule and begins to make adjustments. I hope that your family does too. Even though not everything in life needs to be adjusted, we are about half way through the year and it is a good time to

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Kitchen Chemistry at Co-op

One of my favorite places to explore chemistry is in the kitchen! This term, our homeschool co-op has a class that is about kitchen chemistry and the science of it all. Kitchen Chemistry is So Good We learned about insulation by making Baked Alaska. It doesn’t get much cooler than that. We started with large

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Human Body Adventures

One day when my daughter was five years old, I asked her what she wanted to learn about. I was surprised to hear her response: the human body. I didn’t know then that this would develop into an ongoing passion for this daughter. We found some fun resources and got started learning the basics. At

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Zoo Day

Sometimes what you really need is a day off at the zoo. My youngest daughter is a huge fan of pandas. We have yet to see a giant panda in real life. However, we do have red pandas in our local zoo. Last year, two new red pandas were born at the Boise Zoo. We

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It has been an entire week since the 2017 Treasure Valley Homeschool Conference and I am still so excited about how it turned out! Its going to take a couple of posts to cover it all, so this is part one of my conference recap. That photo up there at the top is of myself

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Leadership Connections, our homeschool co-op, has studied the continents of the world for the last six weeks. One of the elective courses we offered during this time was a reading discussion group for our older students. I have had the privilege of leading this discussion group. It has been a lot of fun for me,

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In the book Little Women, there is one part that I have always loved. Marmee devises an experiment for her daughters to manage the household on their own. The March sisters struggle with this experiment before they realize how much they have been taking for granted. We recently had an opportunity for a similar experiment

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Homeschooling can feel very overwhelming some days, but I love some of the perks that go hand in hand with homeschooling. I’ve listed four of them today, although there are many other perks that come with homeschooling. Perk #1: Parks and Museums are Crowd Free One of my favorite things about homeschooling is that when

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My children have never attended public school. We have homeschooled from the beginning. This means that I started homeschooling when there were very few online resources. I originally learned about homeschooling by checking out book after book from the library. I was lucky in a lot of ways, because our library system had quite a

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A New Semester for Leadership Connections

Fall means the turning of the leaves, everything pumpkin spice, and the beginning of a new semester for our homeschool co-op, Leadership Connections. I am so excited about this year. The new semester began with a fun opening social. We have several new families and we are meeting in a new location. Our opening social