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Does Attitude Matter?

Posted on Sep 2 2014 by admin

by Kyndra Steinmann A question was brought up by a friend after my recent post about getting back into routine:   “I focused on attitude almost exclusively, figuring that jobs would be well done if the attitudes were right. For some of the children this meant a LOT of doing jobs over until they were […]

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Tips for Helping a Child With Auditory Processing Issues Follow Verbal Instructions

Posted on May 20 2014 by admin

by Kyndra Steinmann This scene happens frequently in our house: Me: “Mouse, please go upstairs, make your bed, pick up the clothes on the floor, and bring down your laundry.” Mouse starts obediently up the stairs, gets about halfway up, and stops: “What did you want me to do?” Me: “Mouse, please go upstairs, make […]


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Time Out…For Mama

Posted on Apr 11 2014 by admin

This morning, I dismissed school after only an hour. We were nowhere near done for the day, but I was out of patience. The toddler was fussing because he is teething; the preschooler had a cold and his brain and his sinuses appeared to be equally blocked up; and the older two were alternately dawdling […]


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Sparkles

Posted on Apr 1 2014 by admin

by Jon Covington My wife and I have four kids, which means I’ve been through the child birthing process four times. I’ve never once had so much as an aspirin, even though one child was delivered via C-section–although the anesthesiologist did ask if I was okay at one point. I remember each child in that […]

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Loving and Letting Go

Posted on Feb 18 2014 by admin

by Kyndra Steinmann Has it ever occurred to you that you could love your children too much? That you could do too much for them and make life too pleasant and easy? That sometimes the best way to love is to let them fall down as they learn to walk, or to let them fail […]

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Sparkles in the Pasta

Posted on Feb 13 2014 by admin

As dads, we wear a lot of hats during the week. Personally, I wear the husband hat, the business-owner hat, the architect hat, the (slow) runner hat, the grocery-shopper hat, the dog-walker hat, the garbage-man hat, and the homeschooling-dad hat. Many days, though, the homeschooling-dad hat goes on as an afterthought.   At my house, […]

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Praying for Our Children

Posted on Oct 29 2013 by admin

by Julie Mendez There are a million things we could pray for our children, and probably should. But I just love this verse I read tonight and how it makes me think of my kids: I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our […]

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Seven Million Whys

Posted on Oct 15 2013 by admin

by Kyndra Steinmann Some days, the questions and speculations start before my first cup of tea!   Buggle seems to set himself engineering problems in his sleep, and Bull is in the categorization phase.  Every morning, he wants to know: “Is it morning?”; “Is it a work day?”; “Is it a school day?” The questions […]

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Common Core Curriculum Alignment

Posted on Oct 9 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. How can I find out if my homeschool curriculum is aligned with the Common Core? Is there a list to which I can refer? A. The Educational Freedom Coalition has attempted to contact every homeschool curriculum and resource provider to determine their alignment with the Common Core (CC). They have had an 88% response […]

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Work Permits

Posted on May 22 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Does my 15-year-old homeschooler need a work permit before trying to find a summer job? What forms does he need and where does he get them? A. In general, all 14- and 15-year-old students–who do not work for their parents in a family-owned business–must obtain a work permit. Students who are 16 or older […]

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The Magazine is Here – And It’s Digital

Posted on Nov 27 2012 by admin

Our quarterly print magazine is going digital! It’s the same great magazine, but now–for the first time–you can you view it on your mobile devices and tablets, too.   The NEW Digital Virginia Home Educator  In This Issue: Special Feature on Sports Access: “Sports Access: Two Views”  – with articles by Delegate Rob Bell (R-Albemarle) […]

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Homeschool Items – November 7, 2012

Posted on Nov 4 2012 by admin

1.1 Teaching Home – Free Thanksgiving Unit Study 1.2 Teaching Home – Free Character Study on Thankfulness 1.3 Article: “The Radicalization of Teacher Education”   1.1 Teaching Home – Free Thanksgiving Unit Study Find suggestions for Bible studies, devotions, and family activities in the Teaching Home online newsletter number 260. www.teachinghome.com/newsletters/newsletter260.cfm Back to top   1.2 Teaching […]

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Homeschool Items – October 31, 2012

Posted on Oct 28 2012 by admin

1.1 Nature Classes – Daleville – First Registration Deadline Is October 31 1.2 Classical Conversations Open House – November 30 1.3 Transcript Webinar – The HomeScholar – January 11   1.1 Nature Classes – Daleville – First Registration Deadline Is October 31 Greenfield Park International Parkway Daleville, Virginia Programs are held on the date specified, […]

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Homeschool Items – October 25, 2012

Posted on Oct 21 2012 by admin

1.1 “Charlotte Mason Living” Education Seminar – Roanoke – Best Price by November 2 1.2 Raising Real Men with Hal and Melanie Young – Richmond – November 8 1.3 Concert: Eastern Virginia Brass Trio – Virginia Beach – November 16 1.4 Horseshoes: Homeschoolers Invited to Participate – Multiple Locations and Dates   1.1 “Charlotte Mason […]

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Homeschool Items – October 17, 2012

Posted on Oct 13 2012 by admin

1.1 Sully Plantation Homeschool Day – Chantilly – First Reservation Deadline Is October 19 1.2 PACE Parent Meeting: Raising Real Men – Culpeper – October 25 1.3 Christian College Fair – Norfolk – November 1   1.1 Sully Plantation Homeschool Day – Chantilly – First Reservation Deadline Is October 19 Sully Historic Site 3650 Historic […]

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