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Top 10 Hmmmschooling Posts of 2016

Top 10 Hmmmschooling Posts of 2016

I will never forget the email I received from a reader that stated: I really love you. You’re, like, that blogger who says what everyone else is thinking about homeschooling and parenting…but is too afraid to say out loud.” In all honesty, when I hear […]

Fast and Fun Favorite Games: Back to School Giveaway

Fast and Fun Favorite Games: Back to School Giveaway

  Wanna win some Awesome? It’s time once again for iHomeschoolNetwork’s Annual Back to School Basket Giveaway. 52 of iHomeschoolNetwork’s bloggers have put together an AMAZING offering of 52 baskets for you to have a chance to win. You can enter to win as many […]

Why My Kids Will See Me Eat With Sinners

Why My Kids Will See Me Eat With Sinners

Years ago, I found myself in conversation with a group of moms who loudly and proudly identified themselves as Christians. I listened to them discuss a movie that they wouldn’t let their daughters see. To be clear, it was not a movie any of the […]

Shhh. Enjoy the Loud.

Shhh. Enjoy the Loud.

Life with boys is loud. Out of control in a sort of smack-fest, you’re the worst brother ever, I hate you, rubber band gun fight, Christmas crazies, incessantly kicking the bottom of the bunk kind of way. That’s why it doesn’t surprise me when in […]

Boats and Falls

Boats and Falls

As a hmmmschooler, it’s important to put a bit of awesome into every day. Some days are full of awesome. Like when we finally got to go on the boat we missed out on last fall. The St. Croix River is beautiful, and we saw […]

moment in the madness #1: Illinois has no S

moment in the madness #1: Illinois has no S

We are currently sitting in Illinois while I prep for a homeschool conference I’m speaking at tomorrow. Illinois means “many tolls to be paid” in Ancient Gibberish Having never been to this state,  there was of course some oohing and aahing by the hmmmschoolers at […]

a parent’s job, a kid’s job

a parent’s job, a kid’s job

Ever been confused about what a parent’s responsibility is? Well, you’ve no reason to be confused any longer. The Nine and Ten Year Old Hmmmschoolers are here to explain it all. Nine Year Old Hmmmschooler “A parent’s job is to clean stuff and protect their […]

what we learned from the orphanage

what we learned from the orphanage

It’s pretty neat how you can live in a state your whole life and still find out at 34 years old that there are super cool historical places you didn’t know were there. I mean, who knew there was a State Public School for Neglected […]

real life lessons: learning to make the most of it

real life lessons: learning to make the most of it

Last week, we field tripped with friends to the St. Croix, intended to ride a paddle boat down the St. Croix. Alas… Closed: Due to government shutdown! Sometimes life is like that, though. Plans change. We need to learn to make the most of it. […]

playing jeopardy for review, homeschool style

playing jeopardy for review, homeschool style

Every Friday, we play our own lil’ version of Jeopardy as a fun review of things we’ve talked about or done over the week. To a piece of scrap board, I taped rows and columns of index cards. Across the tops are subject headings, and […]