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Monday, December 20, 2010

We lost Denny Mather

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One principled, compassionate, and down-to-earth homeschooling mom...

I am terribly sad to be writing this. Denny Mather, one of the first contributors to this site, passed away earlier this month after years of battling cancer. She initiated the Home Schooling blog on MoBB and opened the eyes of many readers to the everyday life of homeschoolers. She had an honest and insightful way of capturing the large and small but all-important experiences that go into deciding to homeschool and the ongoing challenges of pulling it off. She raised and educated one terrific young man whose loss is that much greater because of the kind of woman and mother Denny was. My love and deep condolences to her wonderful family.

When Homeschooling Doesn't Do the Job

Monday, May 10, 2010

By Denny Mather

Home schooling is not for everyone.  I met one mother who seemed to be too lazy to get her kids off to school in time so stayed in bed until whenever and then would eat (cereal from the looks of the counter and table and splatters on books) before going on to whatever lessons might be available. Maybe I should give her some slack, I was only in her home once… Maybe an illness?

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

By Denny Mather More

How I Became This, Part 4

Thursday, April 01, 2010

By Tyler

We moved from Surfer Town California, to Wyoming, and, more than that, we moved to Dyed-in-the-wool CowboyTown, Wyoming.

How I Became This, Part 3

Thursday, March 25, 2010

By Tyler

So, a few years later now, and I have undergone a transformation. I am no longer afraid of fighting; I now see violence not as something bad in and of itself, but a means to an end... I also have been labeled as having an anger problem and have been forced to see the school counselor a few times. (Story for another time.)

How I Became This, Part 2

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

By Tyler

Fast forward a few years, and find a first grader. He is doing well in school because his parents have already taught him most of what he is supposed to be learning. He has no problems at home. However, he gets in fights all the time. He gets in confrontations almost once a day and comes to blows with someone at least once every two weeks.

How I Became This, Part 1

Monday, March 08, 2010

By Tyler, age 19

I honestly feel as if I have lived two lives. More

Of Drugs and Coyotes

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

By Denny Mather

I reread the article “Drugging Kids” by John Merrow this morning and it really made me mad – again!

Looking up "transmogrify" and other teaching strategies

Monday, January 25, 2010

By Denny Mather

Happy New Year. Thank you all for your comments and suggestions.


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