Category Archives: Raising Boys

Beyond the Traditional Product: Recognizing the Passion of Life-Long Learners

In the school world there is an obsession with product. ¬† It can be a grade on a test, a standardized test score, or glittered filled project related to the subject studied. ¬†Kids as young as 5 or 6 are … Continue reading

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Our Passion for Living History

Historic Brattonsville is one of our favorite places to visit. It is a 775 acre living history site nestled in the Carolina backcountry (Historic Brattonsville). Throughout the year they have special events and this month was the Battle of Huck’s … Continue reading

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All in a Week’s Work

In order to better describe our world of homeschooling, I thought some pictures may capture the scene of our day to day life. Our gardening co-op, where we examined what lives in the soil to appreciate the soil ecosystem. Here … Continue reading

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Forts, Friends and a Hike : Learning in Nature

My kids love being in the woods. Period. They love hiking the trails, exploring a creek, and running free in the beautiful openness of nature. That’s what made yesterday’s short hike and fort building class so much fun! So what … Continue reading

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The Web of Teachable Moments

Confession–my first week of back to school has resembled scenes from Animal House rather than Little House on the Prairie. Yes, I have felt like I’ve been in a never ending frat party. I have two rambunctious boys plus a … Continue reading

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Broken Arm Blues

My six year old swings from trees and hangs from the highest point of playground equipment. Somedays he is a pirate and other days a Jedi or a superhero running through the yard complete with sound effects and stunts. He … Continue reading

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