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My Not-So Ordinary Homeschool: And Why I’m Finally Okay With It

No matter how hard I tried to align my homeschool with what was typical or ordinary it. just. didn't. work. I went into homeschooling with a brick and mortar teacher mentality anyways, which basically meant that I tried using "classroom tactics". Or in other words, ways used to teach other people's children. It didn't take… Continue reading My Not-So Ordinary Homeschool: And Why I’m Finally Okay With It

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Six Ways to Foster a Love of Reading

As a clinical psychologist and children’s author, I often get asked for a lot of advice.  One of the questions parents frequently ask me is how can they raise a great reader.  Reading is a habit that is one of the most valuable any child can learn.  I believe, that if you can read you… Continue reading Six Ways to Foster a Love of Reading

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Why I Decided to Homeschool My African American Son

My name is Cescelie Jelks. I am a homeschooling mother of two. My son is currently 17 years of age and my daughter is 14. Our homeschooling journey began shortly after my son began first grade at our local public elementary school. I was not at all concerned about him beginning school. I knew that… Continue reading Why I Decided to Homeschool My African American Son

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When Chronic Medical Conditions Impact Your Homeschool

I am not that super organized, Pinterest perfect, Homeschool Mama! I am the purchase several different curriculums, change curriculum in the middle of the school year, “Well, this can count as homeschool, right?” kind of Homeschool Mom. As a large family with six children still living at home, things can get mighty crazy on a… Continue reading When Chronic Medical Conditions Impact Your Homeschool

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How to Homeschool Multiple Ages Without Losing Your Mind

We were living in the Greater Toronto Area when we had four boys under the age of five.  Yeah, that was fun!  We only had one car at the time, so during the day while my husband was at work, I would walk the several blocks to the grocery store with a double stroller and… Continue reading How to Homeschool Multiple Ages Without Losing Your Mind