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“You Can’t Seriously Be Thinking of Homeschooling!”

by THSM Contributor

Have you heard that question yet? When I first decided to homeschool, and friends, family, and acquaintances found out, it was amazing how often and quickly that question is posed. In many cases, before I could even try to formulate an answer, I was usually smacked with a barrage of warnings and cautions, or had my questioner simply shake their head and smile condescendingly. It was maddening! Continue reading »

Homeschool Valentine’s Party

by THSM Contributor

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to have a party.  Whether you are part of a support group, co-op, or a class, kids really look forward to Valentine’s Day exchanges.  When a party is on the agenda, everyone can contribute ideas to make it fun. Here are some tips to plan an easy and fun Continue reading »

Germ Warfare

by Shay Seaborne

Hand washing and safe food handling are very important to me. I’m not above bringing food safety brochures to potlucks. This fixation is not without cause, though; as a teenager, I contracted my first obvious food-borne illness after eating strawberries in Mexico City. During the space of the next few years, I had the educational Continue reading »

Moms Are Glue

by THSM Contributor

Do you feel sticky? If you are a mom, you do. Kids hanging on you all day. ‘Mom’ this and ‘Mom’ that. But, even more than that, you are the glue that holds your family together. Moms set the tone, the mood in their families. When Mom’s doing well, all is well. When Mom is Continue reading »