I recently submitted my second round of Vermont Minimum Course of Study (MCOS) forms for home school. Along the way I’ve learned some ways to streamline the process and to make my life less stressful.

Vermont MCOS Tips

Five Things I’m Embracing as a Home School Parent This is my first NOT Back to School day as a home school Mom and I’m really excited! Today, I am grateful for the unexpected opportunity to home school my children. Honestly, I haven’t been this happy on the first day of school in the 12 […]

Let’s Not Go Back to School — 2021!

Public school was a square-peg/round-hole challenge for my kids before the pandemic. Once the novelty of remote school wore off, we were again faced with a tough situation. I was struggling to balance my relationship with my kids against their educational needs, all while starting a new career.

A Former Public School Teacher on Homeschooling Her Kids

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On a late fall run through the woods, I could feel that our fall 2020 rhythm wasn’t healthy and yet I wasn’t sure how to shift … My thoughts wandered to the idea that connecting with our own natural, healthy rhythms will still help us in difficult times. I began planning a move away from virtual learning and back to learning in real life at home.

My Unexpected Transition to Homeschooling

Two Children Using a microscope

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