In pursuit of a slow education

in pursuit of a slow education
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

This world spins fast–and we twirl dizzy along with it. Round and round, we juggle more to do: more buttons to click and status updates to check and details to accomplish.

We have more ways to measure ourselves than ever before–How many friends (online or off), how many “likes,” how many tasks checked off? It’s never-ending.

Our kids are not immune to this–how could they be?

We measure them too–with ever-increasing focus on standardized testing and our tendency to push, push, push. We treat them like adults before they’re ready, eager it seems, to get them spinning right alongside us.

Can someone slow down this crazy train, please?
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A chance to share YOUR homeschool day in the life (& weekend links)

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With all the snow we’ve been having, there’s been quite a lot of weather study going on!

A quick invitation today before weekend links:

Have you enjoyed our 4th annual homeschool day in the life series? I’ve loved it, and now I’d love for you to join us!

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Feel free to write your own homeschool day in the life post this week on your blog. Then come by here next Friday, February 14th (Happy Valentine’s Day!) and share your link so we can check out and read about each other’s days.

Don’t have a blog? No worries, you can always leave a comment and tell us about your day, too. See you Friday!

Now on to our weekend links:
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Weekend giveaway: $200 kindergarten curriculum from Lavender’s Blue Homeschool

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This giveaway has now ended; thanks for entering!

Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway, sponsored by Lavender’s Blue Homeschool:

From Kelly at Lavender’s Blue:

“My goal is to support parents as they create a peaceful and connected family life.

I write about peaceful parenting, magical childhood, and homeschooling from a holistic perspective on the blog, where I also enjoy sharing favorite songs to sing and stories to tell. You can also connect with me on my Facebook page.
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Grace for the homeschool mom

Grace for the homeschool mom
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace–only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.”
~ Anne Lamott

Good morning, hardworking mom.

I see you over there–forehead creased, shoulders slumped, tears on cheeks.

This homeschooling gig isn’t easy, but where did you get the idea that the whole thing is your responsibility? That their entire future depends solely on your ability to get it right?

You won’t get it all right and you can’t do it all, sweet mama, but here’s the thing:

You were never called to. That’s why there is grace.
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Weekend links

weekend links

A special welcome and thank you to the sponsors here on
Simple Homeschool for the month of February!
Take a few moments to check out the incredible resources
they have to offer your family:

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