How Do Charter Schools Work?

For the sake of simplicity, throughout this blog post we’ll refer to all home-based charter schools, home study divisions of public schools, etc. under the title of “Charter School”. In a nutshell a charter school gets state funding for each child they have enrolled, just as a public school would. The charter schools we work with here at Timberdoodle pass on a chunk of the funding to you for curriculum purchases (orders usually have to be placed through them) and keep the rest of the funds to cover their overhead costs. Charter schools want you sign up with them so […]

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A Day in the Life of Texas Timberdoodlers

Hello! My name is Kimberly and I am retired from the Army and now homeschooling. My husband is a manager at a local store. We have four children remaining at home: Erin, age 17, her daughter Faith, age 19 months, Hannah, age 4, and Eve, age 3 weeks. Hannah is a ball of energy and excitement as she loves to be a brand new big sister and help with cooking, changing diapers, and picking up Little Sis whenever Mom’s not looking…not to mention how she keeps begging to start her ‘new school’ already. Our Morning: Our mornings start early, as […]

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A Day in the Life of Georgia Timberdoodlers

We are the Biron family. Dad works in IT during traditional business hours, and Mom works as an Emergency Room nurse part-time. We have 3 biological children 10, 7 and 5 years old. We are also a foster family. We love going on adventures together, hiking, and playing baseball games together. We have 2 elderly cats named Carlito and Daisy, as well as an adopted, energetic pup named Bella. Our Morning: Dad leaves around 7:00 am, when Mom rises and begins to do chores and have a little quiet time before the kids begin trickling downstairs. The morning is used […]

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A Day in the Life of Bahamas Timberdoodlers

Hi, I’m Sarah and my family is in the process of moving from the Bahamas to Canada. We’ve been “in the process” for about a year now and are finally in the very last stages. We are looking forward to new experiences and a new life in Canada. My kids have never seen snow so we’re really excited for that. My husband and I are self-employed. He is a videographer and I am all things back office! Our Morning: I’m currently 7 months pregnant and not getting any sleep at night. So most mornings, my husband gets up with the […]

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A Day in the Life of Kentucky Timberdoodlers

Hello! My name is Alicia and I am a homeschooling, stay at home mom. My husband, Dan, is a software engineer and works from home. We have two children, a son and daughter, Tristan and Malia. Tristan is 8 and will be starting 3rd grade in the fall. This will be his third year using Timberdoodle. In his free time he enjoys parkour, soccer, and playing with friends. Malia is 4 and will begin preschool at home this year. Her favorite things to do are drawing, singing and playing outside with her friends. The final member of our family is […]

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A Day in the Life of Nebraska Timberdoodlers

Hi I’m Jana and I’m a homeschooling mother of 3 wonderful girls! I am a RN who works as needed, a Girl Scout leader and jack of all trades. My husband Will works in IT support and is what holds us girlies together as well as reminding us to slow down at times. 😉 Addison is 8 years old and going into 3rd grade. She is a very creative soul and is always thinking of something new to make or do. Natasha is 4 years old and keeps me on my toes with all of her questions about whatever pops […]

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A Day in the Life of Massachusetts Timberdoodlers

Hi! My name is Michelle and I have been a homeschooling mom for almost 20 years now. (Can it really have been that long?) It has definitely been an incredible roller coaster ride! Our homeschooling journey is supported by my wonderful husband who works full-time in the tech industry. He often gets to travel for his work and we have been able to join him at times to places like Ireland and and various parts of Canada. His job has also offered us the opportunity to live in three different parts of the U.S., allowing our family to explore what […]

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A Day in the Life of Texas Timberdoodlers

Hello! I’m Megan from Texas (aka Mommy). I am a homeschool mom and avid knitter. My husband (Daddy) is an operations manager, and works very hard to support our whole family and all of our endeavors. We have two children. A boy, age 4-almost-5 (Bugsy); and a girl, age 1 (Baby Lady). We also have a black lab named Indie, who is the kid’s best friend. Bugsy loves playing sports, and Baby Lady loves causing trouble, haha! Our Morning: Today is Wednesday. Daddy wakes up at 6:00 and is at work at 7:00. Bugsy woke up just before Daddy left […]

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A Day in the Life of California Timberdoodlers

Hi, my name is Karly. I am a homeschool mom. My husband is in the military. My daughter is 4 and my son 1. We live in San Bernadino, California. Both of my children love puzzles, drawing and helping Mom bake. My daughter loves to dance, sing and tell stories. (Theatre major, for sure.) My son loves to be outside collecting bugs and building his rock collection. (Future geologist?) As a family we love to visit museums, the playground and splash pad. Our Morning: Today is a Monday morning! We get up at 7:00 and eat pancakes and fruit for […]

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A Day in the Life of Nevada Timberdoodlers

I’m Jamie of southern Nevada. There are 6 of us: Dad is a pastor, Mom is a photographer, Big Sis (12) is a sports enthusiast and aspiring nurse, and Little Bro (10) is an outdoorsy guy and aspiring Park Ranger. Spud, our cat, is 17 years old! And Rebel, our desert tortoise, is 4. We are a creative crew, and always have a DIY project (or ten) going on… We just finished painting our kitchen cabinets, and are currently crafting grain sack-inspired scripture signs! We also love adventure — camping, hiking, biking… you name it! Our Morning: On a typical day, […]

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