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Dirt Road Days of Homeschooling

Dirt Road Days   by Audra Talley   Ah, the sweet lazy days of summer where the cool shade of the tree in the backyard beckons me. I decide that today is one of those days, so I head to the back yard, blanket in hand. My

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When You Meet a Mountain

When You Meet a Mountain by Audra Talley   The choice to homeschool is a big one. We may start off with a preschooler or have older children already halfway through their schooling. While we can be crazy-enthusiastic about the challenge, we often approach the homeschool road

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A Day in the Life, Baker Family

    What is homeschooling really like? Well, each family is unique, and, therefore, each homeschool is unique! “A Day in the Life” is a series of blog posts featuring real Idaho homeschool families. In this post, we introduce you to the Baker family, home educating their three

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A Day in the Life, Harris Family

    What is homeschooling really like? Well, each family is unique, and, therefore, each homeschool is unique! “A Day in the Life” is a series of blog posts featuring real Idaho homeschool families. In this post, we introduce you to the Harris family, home educating their three

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The Other Side of Service

The Other Side of Service   by Niccole Perrine   For those of us who find pure joy in giving blessings to others- it’s a burden to accept someone’s help. It’s acutely painful to watch others step in and take on our needs. If you’re like me-

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Sixteen

Idaho Homeschool History Part Sixteen The Golden Age 33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY … a parent or guardian shall either cause the child to be privately instructed by, or at the direction of, his parent or guardian; or enrolled in a public school or public charter school, including an online

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Fifteen

    Idaho Homeschool History Part Fifteen The Golden Age of Homeschooling   In the years following 2009, Idaho Education Code 33-202 read: 33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY … a parent or guardian shall either cause the child to be privately instructed by, or at the direction of, his parent

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Fourteen

Idaho Homeschool History Part Fourteen The Golden Age of Homeschooling   In the years following 2009, Idaho Education Code 33-202 read: 33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY … a parent or guardian shall either cause the child to beprivately instructed by, or at the direction of, his parent or guardian; or

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Stay the Course

  Stay the Course by Audra Talley   Gah! Some days I am ridiculously unmotivated . . . for housework, schoolwork, wifework . . . pretty much anything. On the sunshiny days I want to lie in the greening grass and soak up months of missing vitamin

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Why You Should Go to a Homeschool Convention

Why You Should Go to a Homeschool Convention By Audra Talley   Three years ago, with a soon-to-be second grader, another ready to start school, and a 10 month-old on my hip, I went to my first homeschool convention. Another homeschool mom encouraged me to go, so I

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