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Aug 20, 2018

The Moms I Know discuss the importance of making a thoughtful and intentional decision when choosing the way that your family will approach education and when making the proper choice of how to educate each child in your family. Maria and Sheila offer insight and suggestions from their personal and professional lives for investigating your options and give you ideas for the types of things you will want to consider when determining the best approach for each of your children. 


"There is no Frigate like a Book

To take us Lands away

Nor any Coursers like a Page

Of prancing Poetry --

This Traverse may the poorest take

Without oppress of Toll --

How frugal is the Chariot

That bears the Human Soul --"

- There is No Frigate Like a Book (1286) by Emily Dickinson


Drawing on their personal and professional experience, Sheila and Maria discuss their approaches to education and the important things each family should consider when determining the best options for educating their family. Education is a very personal choice and a very important choice and the right option for each child might be a moving target. We want to share with you what defines each type of education and reassure you that you do not have to be an educator to be a homeschool parent. If you are considering homeschooling as a possibility for your family, we want to offer you support and insight from our personal journies as well as provide you with some ideas for creating curriculum that is meaningful and relevant for your child.


Resources From This Episode

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

E.B. White, The Trumpet of the Swan

Marguerite Henry, Brighty of the Grand Canyon

Scott O'Dell, Streams to the River, River to the Sea

Mary Pope Osborne, Magic Tree House

Scott O'Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins