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Are my kids the only average homeschoolers?

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

In nearly 20 years of homeschooling I have certainly heard an abundance of absolute BALONEY about the wonders of home education. 

We’ve all seen the articles about families with a dozen homeschooled children that have all somehow turned out to be child prodigies and geniuses that are graduating from college.

The reality.....

All kinds of kids are homeschooled. Smart ones. Struggling ones. Geniuses.  Kids with learning disabilities.  Kids that.... continue reading

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WriteShop: The writing foundation your children need

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

WriteShop: Teaching writing has never been easier!

Finding a writing program that is not that is excellent for the student and teacher AND is not out of this world pricey is hard. Your search is over!

It is our homeschool's absolute favorite! I give WriteShop the credit for helping my first three children (all different learning styles and abilities) write outstanding papers in college. WriteShop gave them the foundation they needed.... continue reading

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Mamas, You Are Moving Mountians!

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Today as I was planning for an upcoming trip to support and encourage one of our children, I had many thoughts going through my mind about the nature of motherhood, and this came to mind: Moms move mountains.

If our children are typical kids with all of the regular growing up needs, interests to be explored, talents to be developed, ups and downs of every age and stage--we're there making sure they get what they need.

If we have a sick child, we're right in there, comforting, caring, learning how to help, and figuring out how to take care of everybody and everything within the context of the new normal....continue reading 

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Homeschooling a Strong Willed Child

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Now that I have experienced parenting from the birth of my children through grandparenting, I can say that for me, the physical exhaustion of raising four little ones was SO MUCH EASIER than the mental and emotional draining of parenting teens. Add the strong will of a child and the physical, mental and emotionally draining is intensified. My husband and I were blessed to have 4 out of 4 strong willed children (intensities varied, thank the Lord!)

Would you classify your child as a strong willed child? It is very likely that if you have one or more children you, have a strong willed child....continue reading.

 

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The Homeschool Rebel, Part 1

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

To tell you the truth, I am not looking forward to this school year. Our youngest is our toughest when it comes to homeschooling. God has given her very strong will and has plans to use that determination for great things. But knowing how to deal with this strong will can be difficult.  I often feel like I am failing.  I tell myself, "I should know how to do this." It is my fourth time around, yet I am still learning how to parent and homeschool. She keeps me on my toes!

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