A Day in the Life of Delaware Timberdoodlers

Hi! My name is Marcia and I am a homeschooling mom of 4 beautiful girls: Zoe, almost 7; Olivia, almost 5; Ivy, 3; and Aryn, 15 months. My husband Marcus and I are blessed to have a poultry farm that allows me to be home with them. He works full time at the local hospital as CT supervisor. In addition to our two chicken houses and his job at the hospital, we also have an apiary. His parents have a farm also, so if we are not chasing our chickens, chasing the kids, or checking our bees, we are on their […]

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A Day in the Life of California Timberdoodlers

Have you ever met a homeschool educator who never originally intended to teach her kids at home? I’m Brandy, and although I was adamantly opposed to homeschooling at first, thanks to direction from my husband and the Lord, I have been blessedly homeschooling my two kids, T (age 10) and S (age 7) for the past four years! We have a wonderful dog, a hysterical senior cat who “adopted us” when he was 11 years old, and we all fit snugly in our 800-square-foot beach cottage. T, S, and my husband love to golf, so we spend a lot of […]

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A Day in the Life of Oregon Timberdoodlers

Hi! My name is Amanda and I’m a stay-at-home mom. My husband Will does I.T. work. Our sons are William, age 6, and Carter, age 4. William likes science and American Ninja Warrior. Carter loves cars and building with Legos. Our Morning: On Monday morning Will gets up around 7:00 to get ready for work. William and Carter also get up at 7:00 and play Legos until breakfast. I get up at 7:20 to get William’s school work ready and make oatmeal for breakfast. We start school work at 9:00. We are using Timberdoodle’s 1st Grade Secular kit. We start […]

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A Day in the Life of Colorado Timberdoodlers

We have 5 people in our family: Mom, Dad, Daughter (13), Son (9), and Son (6). Dad is a carpenter/builder and spends as much time as he can taking his family on adventures. Mom likes to sew and read, but enjoys staying home and schooling her kids the most. Daughter is going to be a wildlife biologist and had a great time on our trip to Yellowstone last year seeing all the animals. Middle son is a kind-hearted kid, always putting others before himself. He loves Minecraft. The youngest loves all things Transformers and is a very charming boy. Both […]

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A Day in the Life of Washington Timberdoodlers

Hello. My name is Coraly. My husband and I have 3 gorgeous girls. Our 13-year-old loves art and volleyball. Our 12-year-old loves drama and basketball. Our 8-year-old loves math and swim team. We have a family dog who loves long walks and playing with the kids in the backyard. We are also a licensed foster family and are in the beginning stages of reunifying our little guy with his family. Yes, this is hard, but golly, what a joy to see another family reunited! Our Morning: We are finishing up our school year. Our morning began at 7:00 with getting […]

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One Benefit of Going To School

From the Timberdoodle archives: Deb wrote this article in the early ’90s when she was still in the thick of homeschooling her children. What could your child possibly miss by not being in school? Well, obviously not the dark and shady side that is depressing to anyone who cares about children. But for years, attendance at school has yielded a hidden benefit for countless children. It is an advantage that most homeschool settings lack. No, I’m not thinking of band or gymnastics. Instead, what I am most concerned about is the lack of time management skills taught. It is easy […]

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A Day in the Life of New Hampshire Timberdoodlers

Hello, my name is Amanda! I’m wife to Andrew, an engineer, and Momma to 3-year-old Elliana and 3-month-old Hanna Ivy. We stay busy renovating our house (we’re in the process of replacing siding and windows-ourselves!), looking for wildlife in the field behind our home, growing relationships with our neighbors and friends, and learning! Elliana asks me every day to “play school,” which encourages me that we’re onto something. Our Morning: It’s Monday morning. We’ve had a full weekend, and having a routine to guide today supports our family in moving forward, when we could just lounge all day (which does […]

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A Day in the Life of Florida Timberdoodlers

I am Jen of Orlando. My family is a family of 4: 3 humans, 1 dog. The 3 humans are my husband, my son and myself. The dog is Polly, a rescue lab/hound mix. My husband works as an actor at Walt Disney World. My son is 14 , a smart, funny, Aspergers teen, who is homeschooled after some rough days in public school. I am the mom, trying to homeschool and also working part-time as an actor at Disney. Our Morning: Mornings are varied. My husband goes to work about 8:00 a.m., but my son can be up at […]

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A Day in the Life of Minnesota Timberdoodlers

My name is Gretchen and I’m a homeschooling Mom. I am teaching my seven-year-old first grader named Calvin. Calvin’s dad is an environmental manager at a mining company. He teaches Calvin and me about history after he gets home from work each night. We have a dog named Brewster and a bunny named Bunnyrat. Calvin loves anything and everything to do with animals and their habitats. Our Morning: We are on a partial break from school right now. We still have schoolwork, but we are doing less while Calvin is in summer classes with our city recreation programs. We had […]

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A Day in the Life of North Carolina Timberdoodlers

Hi there! My name is Katie and I’m a newbie “homeschool mom.” This is our first summer with Timberdoodle and we will start Kindergarten this Fall!!! My husband is Chris and he works as a General Manager of a hotel. I work part time as a lifestyle photographer. It’s lots of fun! Our daughter is Sophia Rose, and she just turned 5 years old. We live at the beach and love spending our days playing in the ocean, going to the pool, or local park! Sophia is learning to swim under water and currently thinks she can make it all […]

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