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Janice VanCleave’s Presents Science Projects that Really WORK!!! – Official UM Review

Science was always my worry area. I didn’t enjoy it in school and feared having to take the responsibility of ensuring that my VERY science minded daughter was going to get all that she wanted out of our science education at home. I bought all sorts of kits and checked out every project book I could find [...]

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The Well-Educated Mind ~ A Road Map to Learning Enlightenment – Offical UM Review

For years we have used and loved The Story of the World series and The Well-Trained Mind was one of the first books on classical education that I read, but it was Laurette’s interview with Susan Wise Bauer that led me to my library to reserve a copy of The Well-Educated Mind and I am [...]

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The Core – The Perfect Name For This Incredible Book – Official Review

The Core – The Perfect Name For This Incredible Book – Official Review

This book sets a high bar in the first three chapters and then brings the learning process back to earth. The grammar of a classical education is naturally divided into small attainable steps so that all forms of literacy can be restored to every student no matter what their situation in life may be. The [...]

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The Unschooling Unmanual – Official Review of The Natural Child Project’s Cumulative Work

The Unschooling Unmanual – Official Review of The Natural Child Project’s Cumulative Work

The Unschooling Unmanual first came out right about the same time that we began our journey of home education and although I have heard of it several times, have met one of the contributors and had online discussions with some of the others, I had never actually read the book. We are far from “homeschoolers”, but I [...]

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Food Rules – Micheal Pollan – A Wealth of REAL Information –  Review

Food Rules – Micheal Pollan – A Wealth of REAL Information – Review

As my daughter is getting older, I feel it is really important for her to be informed about nutrition and making life long healthy choices. We are bombarded with various ideas from every direction and it can be really difficult to know what is true, what is not and what could go either way. Over [...]

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Linda Dobson: Unplugged Mom Radio

Linda Dobson: Unplugged Mom Radio

Several years ago I decided that public school was not going to be part of my family’s experience.  It became clear that this environment did not carry the potential to provide my kids with any real learning, any real world experience and would keep them out-of-touch with reality, intellectual stimulation and creative opportunity.   As the [...]

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