A Day in the Life of Iowa Timberdoodlers

My name is Jim and I am a homeschooling dad. My wife, Amber, works full time for a computer software company, and we have chosen to keep me at home with the kids. We have many homeschooling friends, but don’t personally know any other families where the dad is the teacher. Amber works in a largely male-dominated industry, so she is often one of the few women in the room when she represents her company at trade shows and such, and I am almost always the only dad in the room at homeschool gatherings. We have three kids, all of […]

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A Day in the Life of Hawaii Timberdoodlers

Hi, I am Jillian C of Oahu, Hawaii. We are a military family of 5. Dad is in the Army, Mom is a photographer, 11-year-old (A) is a fashion designer in the marking, 6-year-old (D) is all about some Legos, and the 4-year-old (K) is into My Little Pony. We have one cat that helps keep life interesting. Our Morning: Let’s see. Dad leaves for work between 4:30 and 5:00 in the morning. That’s when Mom gets up and goes for a run or works out. K is usually up between 6:00 and 7:00. She likes to get some Mommy […]

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A Day in the Life of Washington Timberdoodlers

Hello, I am Angela of Bellingham, Washington. We are a family of eight with 4 homeschooling-aged kids (6th, 4th, 2nd and preschool). Mom stays at home and Dad is a delivery driver for aircraft parts. We enjoy camping as a family and are hoping to travel to every National Park in the US. We have an eclectic approach to homeschooling. Our Morning: Dad usually leaves before the rest of us get up. Mom and kids get up for coffee and breakfast around 8:00 usually. Breakfast during the week is usually cereal or peanut butter wraps. The kids enjoy some down-time […]

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A Day in the Life of California Timberdoodlers

My name is Megan, and I am brand new to the homeschooling community. My son is four years old, and while I feel like we’ve been learning all along, I’m especially excited to start adding structure and organized curriculum to our days. I also have two daughters, two years old and two months old. My husband is a civil engineer, and I stay home with the kids. We live in northern California. I love reading, baking, and being with my people. My son loves reading and playing with anything with wheels! My two year old daughter loves art projects and […]

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A Day in the Life of West Virginia Timberdoodlers

Hi! We are Mom, M, and Mr. B. M is an IT Manager during the day, and Step Dad extraordinaire at night. Mr. B is 12, and an autism super hero. Mom tries to be the glue that holds the universe together. Mr. B loves meteorology and all things astronomy. M is a Star Wars buff. Mom loves to read, write, and listen to music. We have 3 dogs and 2 cats. Josie (dog) is the oldest. She was found in 2012 hiding under a rock. She’s a retriever mix. Next comes Brutus. He packs a lot into a tiny […]

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Your Top 10 Wish List

We recently invited families on Facebook to share their Top 3 Wish List items from our site. When the results were in we tallied the votes and came up with this Top 10 list. What would you guess was the #1 choice this year? Scroll on down to find out! #10. Sphero SPRK+ Sphero SPRK+ is a versatile, programmable, go-anywhere, do-anything, high-tech robot that can be used as a tool to engage in multiple areas of critical thinking and programming. #9. Honeycombs Game There is a lot to love about the Honeycombs family strategy game, the best is that there […]

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What Do Family Devotions Really Look Like? Updated

As a foster family with little ones ages 2.5 to almost 5 years old, devotion time has radically changed from previous years, when we were a family of grown ups! Our morning devotion routine starts with gathering the family and getting the little ones seated quietly on the couch. Honestly, this is probably the most difficult part! Some mornings are finally almost effortless, but some mornings way more time is still spent on obedience than on devotions. Not to worry, this is both normal and extraordinarily valuable for the children. In fact, they may benefit as much from that training […]

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A Day in the Life of Pennsylvania Timberdoodlers

Hi there! My name is Julie and I’m a homeschooling mommy and breast cancer survivor. My husband, Creston, is a doctor. Reese is 9 and he loves helping his dad just to be with him. He also loves basketball and swimming. Ana is 12. She too loves to swim and has two sweet bunnies as pets. Lucas is 16. He is quiet and handsome, and he’s a local high school swimming champion and water polo player. Jesse is in college and aspires to be a doctor like his dad. He has broken many swimming records for his college this past […]

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A Day in the Life of Missouri Timberdoodlers

Hello there, I am Susan, wife of Bob and mother to 8 children. Well, a few children and a few adults now! Our oldest, Kailey, is 26, lives in Texas helping a young family with 6 small children and runs a bakery. Our son, Shea (24), is married to Emmalene and they are expecting grandchild number one in August! Emma(20) is married to Philip and they are expecting grandchild number two in November! Mimi(19), Mary(17), Jed(16), Lael(14), and Claire(12) are still at home. I am schooling the youngest three. Mimi is starting EMT school this fall and Mary starts nursing […]

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A Day in the Life of Oklahoma Timberdoodlers

Hi! I’m Lauren a homeschooling mom to two boys! We enjoy exploring outside and reading books. We have two dogs that love to cuddle with us! Our Morning: Our normal homeschool day starts with us waking up, eating breakfast, and getting our morning chores done. My kids make their beds, get dressed for the day, and brush their teeth. Then we head to our homeschool room to start our day with our morning work and calendar time. Once we are done with our morning work we get to work on our first subject of the day. Then we continue through […]

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