Homeschooling Tips from Kansas City Moms

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Find Your New Normal: Tips from a Homeschooling Mom

“Avoid the trap of mimicking what others are doing unless those specific tools marry up well with both your personality and the learning styles of your children. For instance, if your family is one that can operate well with more free time than structured time, then those brightly colored daily schedules we’ve all seen floating around on Facebook for the last week probably weren’t made for you. If your children thrive on routine, then prioritize things like morning routines, lunch and regular bedtimes to help them feel grounded throughout the day.”

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Six Things To Know Before Homeschooling

“Even with a community behind us, a good idea of which direction I wanted to go with curriculums, and a space ready I still struggled to find my footing. There were bumps I expected and some things I never would have thought about planning or researching, and a whole lot of reflection and personal growth. We are now a year into this journey and I am feeling confident as we begin our second year.”

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Homeschooling Experiences in Kansas City

After a year of public school, my husband and I made the decision to make the transition. This has been one of those big life changing decisions. A decision that requires support, resources, and community. If home education is something your family is considering, you will find such an inclusive group here in the Kansas City area.”

Homeschooling: A Viable Option in a Tech Era

“Advances in technology, and our ability to utilize that technology, makes it possible for me to run a home classroom without a teaching degree. Due to the internet, information can be accessed anywhere, anytime. All you need is a smartphone, tablet or computer and you have a wealth of resources at your fingertips.”

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Homeschooling: What It Isn’t, What It Is

“We homeschool. As I’ve already learned firsthand from awkward silences, enthusiastic embraces, disapproving glances and/or a looks of concern as the person I’m speaking with adds up the number of children calling me “mom” at that moment, this confession can result in a myriad of responses. In fact, I have learned that most have strong opinions regarding the wisdom of this decision.”

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A Public School Mom’s Thoughts on Homeschooling

“From the outset – and partially to avoid losing the public school crowd 😉 – I want to be clear that in many areas related to parenting and family life, what’s best for us may not be best for you. I recognize this, and I assume you do, as well. That being said, here are a handful of thoughts I have on accepting, and preparing for, life as a homeschool family.”

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Sarah is mama to 8-year-old, Henry, 5-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration. In between the crazy, she likes to try new restaurants, go for walks around the neighborhood, dig in the sand at Franklin Park and experience all things KC.

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