April 24, 2015

Welcome to the Mentoring Our Own Blog!

Welcome to my Mentoring Our Own blog. This is my new, optimized, all-in-one website. I will blog here about homeschool, home, family, and life! That about covers everything, doesn't it? Mentoring Our Own was originally a yahoo group I started in January 2002. The group was an online home for our local homeschool study group. […]

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September 8, 2020

Nature Studies, Nature Notebooks: A Parent Child Journey

 Homeschooling moms, have your friends asked, “What about science?” Are you turned off to natural science, because you had distasteful experiences in school? Do you feel intimidated by science? Many people suppose that science can only be taught and learned in the classroom, with textbooks, using expensive equipment, taught by an college trained, and certified licensed science teacher.  Nothing […]

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August 28, 2020

Our Third Book is Published! “Addressing Common Homeschool Misconceptions”

This post includes affiliate links.My daughter, Julia Groves (at The Quiet Grove), and I, have just published our third book in the Homeschooling Basics series– Addressing Common Homeschool Misconceptions: The Truths Behind Homeschool Myths.Many of you have not chosen to homeschool before now, largely because many of these misconceptions. Know that when other people repeat […]

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August 18, 2020

What About Socialization???

Yours!!A lot of homeschool moms get the question- “What about socialization?” This question is usually asked about the children. However, moms need socialization, too!In generations past, most children were home with their mothers until kindergarten or first grade. This was so for 75% of the post-World War II Baby Boomers when I embarked on parenthood. […]

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August 15, 2020

Our Second Book is Published! “Answers to Top Homeschool Questions”

This post includes affiliate links.My daughter, Julia Groves (at The Quiet Grove), and I, have just published our second book in the Homeschooling Basics Series– “Answers to Top Homeschool Questions: Helping Parents Homeschool With Confidence.”Choosing to homeschool your children is a big decision and commitment. Which is why having questions is natural. It is important […]

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August 11, 2020

Family Classic Movie Night

 Classic movies are movies that are enduring and have survived the test of time. Family movie nights can be inspiring.  They touch our hearts, make us think, we are better for experiencing them, and we would gladly experience them again and again.Movies are an art form and books are another art form. Some families watch […]

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August 4, 2020

You’ve Got This: 6 Steps to Rock Your Homeschool

Have you found yourself feeling that 2020 has been like living in a reality show? Have you found yourself suddenly crisis homeschooling? Did you used to think about homeschooling, “Never in my wildest dreams?” You are not alone! Many have felt that way.For many teachers, students, and parents, “Crisis Distant Learning” was very challenging. Some […]

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