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“Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.” ~ John W. Gardner

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. Great reads, as always! I love the one about preschools especially. I found a video I love aobut how they do preschool in Sweden and posted it here: http://magicalchildhood.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/what-we-can-learn-from-swedish-preschools/. I find their preschools so inspiring (focused on play, nature, wholesome food, etc.) and find it very telling that even though those students enter school unable to read or write (at 5 or 6), within a few years they have the highest literacy skills in Europe. I also just believe small children deserve to live their childhood. :)
    Magic and Mayhem’s latest post: Lesson Number One of Homeschooling

  2. My goodness….I can’t thank you enough for linking to me. I am so busy with daily life that I don’t have time to read many blogs or promote my blog, so you can imagine my surprise when I checked my stats today! I do love your site, so it’s wonderful to have a link here and see what good company I am in. You are very kind.

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