Homeschooling, Lifestyle

My Not-So Ordinary Homeschool

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

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5 Things Homeschooling Moms Wish Others Would Stop Saying to Them

It seems like yesterday when I started preparing for my first year of homeschooling... making sure I had the space decorated right, the curriculum and lesson plans in place, the supplies neatly organized, and the right mindset. In reality, we are actually wrapping up our fifth year! Wow! Since the beginning of this journey, I have… Continue reading 5 Things Homeschooling Moms Wish Others Would Stop Saying to Them

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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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You Are Not Alone in Homeschooling

As you can read here, I am a completely unexpected homeschooler. I wasn’t prepared for it.  I wasn’t that mom who knew from the first time I held my boys that I would homeschool. I had always planned to send them straight to school as soon as they were of school age. Things change, and… Continue reading You Are Not Alone in Homeschooling

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Keep Calm and Homeschool On: How Not to Freak Out When You’re Losing Control

More than 15 years ago, when my hair was still big and my hips were still small, I started homeschooling my first child. Our family at the time wore our hair long and nappy in a cultural Rastafarian style, grew our own food and lived an eccentric, self-contained, hippie-esque lifestyle. It was ideal, we were… Continue reading Keep Calm and Homeschool On: How Not to Freak Out When You’re Losing Control