Creating Your Homeschool Community

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  Interacting with other homeschoolers is an important key to making homeschooling work. Having families with which to share your experiences can benefit parents as well as kids. Most homeschoolers are pioneers – by that I mean they’ve never seen other homeschoolers in their life and they are blazing their own trail. And as homeschool […]

How I Used to Have a Paid Job

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A long, long time ago, in a not so distant galaxy I used to have a job. That paid. It was a lovely bank job, using furniture that was not duct taped, enjoying the latest in technological devices, all with a boss that thanked me for my hard work. Then there was the money I […]

Restricting Video Games – Yes or No?

There’s been a lot of buzz about video games lately.  Are they good for kids or bad? Much information can be found online regarding the hazards of gaming (for example: increased rates of obesity, musculoskeletal issues, vision impairment, etc.) and just as much data touting the benefits (see relaxation, enhanced problem-solving skills and improved vision, […]

5 Reasons Why Homeschooling is Hard

Teaching our own kids is NOT the same as teaching someone else’s kids. Not to mention that most of us are not trained teachers (though several homeschooling families I know have a teacher in the family). Still, it’s not the same. Kids have a natural ability to tune out their own parents so homeschoolers have […]

Homeschooling Memories – Spring 2012

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It’s the second week of March and we’ve had a brutal winter. With more snow and cold weather in our forecast, I thought it would be a good time to remind folks of another March day, back in 2012 when temperatures reached 80ºF. A group of local homeschoolers headed for Lamoine Beach (one of the […]

Why Homeschooling In Rural Maine Rocks

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Maine is a great place to homeschool your kids with it’s beautiful setting and   supportive community. Here are the reasons I love homeschooling in Maine: 1- The laws regarding homeschooling in Maine allow families to be flexible and creative in their homeschool format. Parents are able to find the program that best suits their […]

Go Homeschool Yourself

This may be one of the best parts about homeschooling – you get to homeschool yourself. Most of us went to school and are now trying to homeschool our kids in a way that meets their needs. Which is completely unlike our school experience. But how can we create a vibrant  homeschool environment without reverting […]