Category: entrepreneur

How We Keep Our Children From Becoming Their Best (Without Even Realizing It)

I believe one of the most horrific, detrimental things we have done to children, which they carry into adulthood as it shapes their very destiny, is our creation of "the box" in which we regard everyone in it normal and everyone outside of it not normal. I think the traditional classroom and it's appendages of ...

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Simple Homeschooling: Ideas for Summer Learning

Whether you technically homeschool or not, you definitely homeschool in the summer when your children are home. And if your homeschooling has an "end", you're confused. I basically dislike the term "school" because school starts and stops. Education though, is constant, all day, every day. So even when formal school is out, we can actively nudge our ...

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Easy, Cheap, Homemade Gift/Product Idea for Your Entrepreneurs (Canvas Pillows)

Easy, Cheap Homemade Gifts

When my daughter got married, we used two large, canvas curtains for decoration. The cheapest solution was a painter's drop cloth. (Harbor Freight (on line) was the cheapest place I found them, and right now, they're on sale for $16.49 for a 9 x 12 piece.) Also, I googled for a coupon code and found this one for ...

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Conversation: A Powerful Tool For Education

Conversation: A Powerful Tool For Education

I was driving, rather lost in thought, zoned by the double lines in front of me, when he asked the third question. "But how will they know?" I had probably answered his first two questions with a half-lying, "I don't know", the result of not really listening. "How will they know how to find my phone number when ...

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Homeschooling Help: Education and The Skills That Matter

Homeschooling Help Education and The Skills That Matter

More money, more time and more effort toward federal education has had one result: less real, meaningful education and even failing standards by the system's own measure. If you are thinking about homeschooling, I challenge you to dive into some research and see that it isn't as difficult as you might think and that "school" doesn't ...

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3 of My Favorite Things–Entrepreneur Love, Handmade Gifts

3 of My Favorite Things--Entrepreneur Love, Handmade Gifts

I have lots of favorites. But today I wanted to share 3 of them with you! I found Erin, at This One's Mine Design on Etsy a year or so ago, and fell in love with her beautiful pottery as well as the friendly customer service to match. Her pieces are breath-taking, especially in person. Recently, I ordered ...

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Helping Our Kids Think Smart About College & the Future: Why Waiting Tables is a Good Option

Helping Our Kids Think Smart About College & the Future Why Waiting Tables is a Good Option

  My husband and I met waiting tables in our college days. That's what all the college kids do, you know, until they get a degree and get a high-paying job so they can pay off the degree. (Only 27% of college grads have a job related to their major and 38% of grads work in a field ...

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Top 5 Summer Homeschool Hacks

Homeschooling for us means school is never out. Once we started thinking outside the classroom, our philosophy of education changed drastically and brought much freedom to our lives. Because learning isn't on a schedule. So we like variety, especially in the summer when other projects are pressing. Here are my top 5 favorite "homeschool hacks" to ...

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Raising Entrepreneurs: Kids Starting Businesses

There are several reasons we encourage an entrepreneurial mindset in our family. Briefly, because there is freedom and variety in it, and unlimited opportunity, allowing a person to do what he or she is good at and loves. And, entrepreneurs turn the machine--they are leaders. And it even goes beyond that: even if our children end ...

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Christian Heritage Homeschooling Conference, WA–I’d Love to Meet You!

I'm excited to invite you, if you live in the Seattle, WA area, to the Christian Heritage Homeschooling Conference where I will be speaking on several topics related to motherhood, homeschooling and entrepreneurship. The conference is in April and you can visit Christian Heritage Online for more information and to get registered! Additionally, starting last night with ...

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