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Jamie Fluken
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Last Quarter of our First Year
We are on Spring Break right now but next week we will begin our last quarter of the year!!  It is hard to believe that we are in the home stretch! I am very excited to complete this year and have one full year under my belt!  It has not been easy but it ha...

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Why I Homeschool
I tend to doubt my decisions. Even the one's that I am confident God led me to make. I am the queen of second guessing and it is something I struggle with daily.  My poor husband has been so patient with me and all of my crazy ideas. They are like the weath...

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A bump in the road and a baby
So the first semester went quite different than I had anticipated! We were going strong, finally found our groove with school, and then we got THE call.  The birth mom of our two boys had just had another baby boy and they wanted to know if we wanted him. O...

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A Very rough week
Sigh:: This week has been tough. I have now home~schooled for 6 weeks. I am quite impressed with this actually.  I haven't decided to quit or anything, I just feel stumped on how to make my life work.  My kids are beautiful, sweet, loving little humans.  Bu...

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Crazy Home Schoolers
Schooling in your pajamas, schooling in dress up clothes, schooling at the kitchen table, schooling in the back yard, schooling with untraditional curriculum, schooling with your mom as your teacher.  These are just some of the things I love about school at...

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Art Lessons
My kids love doing art than pretty much anything else.  My daughter can be found cutting, coloring, glueing, creating almost all day long.  She never has been very into dolls and toys, all she ever wants are art supplies.  So of course this is her favorite ...

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A BIG change in curriculum
So after two weeks of working with our original curriculum I made the decision that it wasn't working for us.  It started with the Math. My daughter was in tears every day hating everything about this program.  I know there are so many options so it wasn't ...

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Our First week of Homeschool EVER :)
We have this great school room yet I find that we are doing most of our work at the kitchen table.  My two younger boys were home all day with us the first two days of the week so that was a bit of a juggling act.  I found that teaching Peanut was pretty ea...

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First Day of School Pictures 2014-2015
I love back to school pictures and I decided that although we aren't going to private school route anymore it would still be fun to honor that first special day.  It is always amazing to look back at the end of the year and see how much your kids have grown...

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A Small Change in curriculum
So yesterday my daughter was begging me to start school so I decided we would try out our Science curriculum, which was Apologia Botany.  She enjoyed coloring the pages but then we got into the reading and notebooking and I realized that this curriculum is ...
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