Author Archives: KaylaRose

About KaylaRose

I'm a writer and editor with a passion for effective communication. I also love reading, music, my family, and vanilla chai tea.

5 Things Every Homeschooler Should Do

Homeschooling is a lifestyle. Let’s face it: We’re different. Often, however, homeschooling carries with it the implication that because we’re different, we also miss out on certain things. Sometimes this is true, but homeschoolers also have many opportunities to experience … Continue reading

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A “Penniless” America – Better Off?

  The penny is probably the most patriotic piece of money in America. Featuring a favorite president of many, the copper coin is as American as apple pie. Unfortunately, however, recent studies show that the penny is declining in use. In his … Continue reading

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3 reasons homeschoolers are NOT socially awkward

All right. I suppose it’s about time we address perhaps the most prevalent perception about homeschoolers: being socially awkward. Stereotypically, homeschoolers are shy, homely creatures – very uncomfortable in social environments and basically unable to interact normally with other people. … Continue reading

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Senator Gen Olson: A homeschooling hero

  On Friday I volunteered for a short time at the MACHE Legislative Training Days program(LTD) at the Minnesota State Capitol. My sister and I had gone through the program a few years ago and were asked to come back and … Continue reading

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Why I love (and hate) libraries

Libraries and I have a love-hate relationship. Well, that’s not really true. It’s mostly love. Really, I only hate libraries when I have procrastinated a big paper and finally have to force myself to get started on it. So that’s … Continue reading

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Saying Thank You

Throughout my years as a homeschooler, there were many people who had a profound influence on my life. I had many great role models through church and 4-H. I was also blessed to have both sets of grandparents and one … Continue reading

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Good Ol’ Homeschooler Initiative

Homeschoolers are initiative-takers. It’s really what defines us. The idea of homeschooling itself is based on people recognizing the value of a more personal education and stepping up to act on it. We also take initiative when it comes to … Continue reading

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