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  • I'm a momma to 4 kids -- a boy, followed by 3 girls! We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( We're homeschooling our kids using a virtual school. We like to play outside and get messy! I like to try lots of crafty stuff and post the results on my blog.

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  • trying to average a new digital scrap layout a day

enjoy each moment . . .

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Hey, Jess, there is a WONDERFUL book you need to read...The Call to Brilliance by Resa Steindel Brown. (Actually, I think every parent should read it, whether they homeschool or not.) It is inspiring. The author's sons didn't learn to read until ages 8 and 9, despite her efforts and the efforts of their teachers, yet they were both successful in college at 12 and 14. The book focuses on the brilliance that all kids are born with, and how to nurture it (with good parenting, but also homeschooling, specifically). You would love it. Do you need a late birthday present? :) Check it out on, and let me know if you're interested.


I wanted to add, this book validates everything I feel to be true in my heart regarding my children, their intelligence, and how to nurture it. I have loved reading it (I'm still only halfway through, but my good friend Noelle has read the whole thing and says it is ALL wonderful). I have learned so much. I think it will validate all the great things you are trying to do with your kids, take away any fears that you are not doing enough, and help guide you on how to do even better.


I wasn't sure about the amount of time you have to spend with K12 either. That is one BIG reason we have never done it. Sounds like thought all the planning is done for you, which certainly is NICE. Glad to hear you are doing ok with it. I hope you continue to like it.

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