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    10 Reasons to Homeschool for Preschool

    It was just over four months ago that I made a spontaneous decision to homeschool Levi for preschool. Since, the most common question I’ve received from people is, “How is homeschool going?” And I can honestly say, it’s going great, despite some moments of frustration, and I have zero regrets over my decision. I am a huge advocate for homeschooling, and especially homeschooling preschoolers. Here are 10 reasons why.   1. You Can Do It One of the main reasons parents think they shouldn’t homeschool their child is because they think they’re inadequate. This is completely untrue. You don’t need an education degree, a gorgeous homeschool space, or a plethora…

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    Kids Need Nature and Other Take Aways from Last Child in the Woods

    When I made the quick decision to homeschool Levi for preschool, I began doing what I do best: compulsive research. I looked into different homeschooling blogs, followed different homeschooling moms on Instagram, and began to understand a few of the various styles of homeschooling out there. One book that kept coming up in my research was Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.┬áMany homeschooling moms referred to it while explaining why they placed tremendous importance on having their child outdoors in nature. This was something I identified with. Two years ago, on a near-perfect autumn day, I took Levi to a local park. It…

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    Homeschooling – Ideally and Really

    Several weeks ago, my aunt asked me if I was planning on sending Levi to preschool this year. She had heard fantastic things about a local school and encouraged me to look into it. “I think he would love it!” she said. To Send or Not to Send The conversation really stumped me. I had been somewhat open with my friends and family about my hopes to homeschool Levi (for various reasons which I’ll go into another time), but was unsure about whether or not I should consider preschool. Both of my sisters-in-law homeschool their kids, and neither sent theirs to preschool. I didn’t see neither a need to or…