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Jamie Erickson
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Owner/Editor of The Unlikely Homeschool
Owner/Editor of The Unlikely Homeschool

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Books about diversity are good. They're great! But sometimes you don't need different, you need same...you need to read a book about someone who understands your unique struggles and strengths. I've compiled a huge list of books written BY and ABOUT homeschoolers so that homeschooled kids can see SAME in their DIFFERENT.
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I've teamed up with former homeschooler turned homeschool dad turned author, S.D. Smith to giveaway six sets of his Green Ember series.

Head on over for your chance to enter.

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If you find yourself transitioning out of the elementary years, here are four nuts-and-bolts ideas from +PatAndCandy.com to help make a smooth entrance into middle school.

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Continued imperfection...that's all any of us can do. And that's OK.

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You were called to a great work. It is hard. But, it is so worth it!

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So many easy reader style books are just plain b.o.r.i.n.g. The story lines are dry, the characters are not relatable, and the overall tones are repetitive and condescending leaving the child uninspired.

Except for these ones. I've gathered a list of 100 EASY but NOT BORING books for all those practicing-to-read kiddos. And here they are.

http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2016/11/100-easy-readers.html

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What comes after 12 years of homeschooling? Homeschool graduate, Abbey Lovett shares her experience and how she found out that college was NOT the best fit for her. She also shares some great questions for every high school to consider when weighing their options.
http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2016/10/after-homeschooling.html

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Vintage books are simple. Slow. Cloaked in rich language and contain illustrations that draw the mind to thoughts of virtue and goodness. Vintage books celebrate the everydayness of everyday life. They glorify the simple things and help to foster a thankfulness of the things that are actually right in front of me.

This month, you'll see a little vintage on our list of lovelies. We are enjoying the rich and slow. We are savoring.
http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2016/10/october.html

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Beth from Eat Write Repeat is a second-generation homeschooler with a passion for food and words. Come meet her.
"Homeschooling has always been on my radar. I grew up homeschooled and loved it! But as my own little tribe grew and my writing career grew along with it, I balked at the idea of having to rearrange life too much. “One year at a time,” My husband and I have always said. And as self-employed artistic-types, that was truly the best we could do. And it has, ultimately been the best for our family. Wipes brow But God is calling us to new things. And so here we are, marching into a brave new world, educating our four children at home. —And me, telling stories and making food."
http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2016/09/Beth-intro.html

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Some might call it strewing.
Others, sneaky learning.
Still others prefer "childhood enchantment."
Whatever the moniker, the outcome is still the same. All of these methods lead to one thing, a delight-directed education. It's the no-fuss, fast-track way to encourage REAL learning...the kind in which a child personally invests and one which inspires (not requires) him to want to learn more.
Here's a peek at how to inspire delight-directed learning the easy way.
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