Uncovering my own pride and prejudice

Uncovering my own pride and prejudice ~SimpleHomeschool.net
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

“There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.”
“And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody.”
“And yours,” he replied with a smile, “is willfully to misunderstand them.”
(Mr. Darcy with Elizabeth Bennett; Ch. 11)

This year I’m joining in with hundreds of other mamas in an online book club hosted by my friend Nicole Bennett (and it’s not too late to join!). Our goal?

To reread all of Jane Austen’s novels in 2014–not just for the fun of it (though it is fun), but to study these works through the lens of motherhood, asking ourselves a few questions along the way:

  • What does Austen have to say about family relationships?
  • What do the mothers in her novels teach us about how to engage with our kids (either by what they do well…or more often, the opposite!)
  • What personal themes, messages, and inspiration can I take away for this busy season in my own life?

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We had such a special time hanging out with the Oxenreider family last weekend–watching our kids build snow forts together, taking walks, chatting over a meal – an awesome day!

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How to homeschool: Links to help you get started

Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

I was CLUELESS about homeschooling several years ago. It seemed like something “strange” people did with their kids.

My, my–how life has changed.

But even after I decided to give homeschooling a try–it was kind of tough to figure out HOW. I felt as though I was floundering in a dark wilderness without a flashlight.

In case you’re considering homeschooling and need help getting started–I thought I’d put together an overview of links that consolidate information in one place.

This way you can spend an hour or two reading a few articles to get a grasp on the topic. Then you can take it from there.
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Trishna (age 10) still loves our Green Kid Crafts subscription

Educents homeschooling dealsThe winner of this weekend’s giveaway from Educents is Amanda Lamar – congratulations!

If you didn’t win, remember you can still get an extra 10% off Educents’ already discounted rates! Just use the code “SimpleHomeschool10″ at checkout.

“…it’s not just learning that’s important. It’s learning what to do with what you learn and learning why you learn things that matters.”
~ Norton Juster

Weekend giveaway: $240 Magic School Bus Science Club subscription from Educents

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This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway, brought to you by Educents:

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It’s the first flash-deal website that discounts homeschooling curriculum and educational products up to 90%!

We are a company with a mission: We aspire to provide affordable education to everyone.

After all, Educents was started by a homeschooling family, for homeschooling families.
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