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Let’s Get Real – Timberdoodle’s 2012 Plans

Jan 23, 2012 3 Comments by

Dear Friend, For over twenty-six years Timberdoodle has valued the trust you have put in us. As fellow home educators we know that sometimes homeschooling choices can be overwhelming, but through the years we have made your decisions easier by doing the research for you. From the must-have, but less flashy products that every homeschooling [...]

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Timberdoodle’s Homeschool Vodcast

Nov 02, 2010 1 Comment by

We’d played with videos for awhile, so in 2010 we eagerly jumped into the world of vodcasting and set the lofty goal of one vodcast per week. 44 weeks later, we’ve produced 36 official vodcasts (including two which are awaiting release!) and released 10 Special Edition Vodcasts! You have been very understanding as we learn [...]

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Surprise! Curriculum Planning Really Isn’t For Everyone. (Let’s build curriculum kits)

Nov 01, 2010 No Comments by

Families tell us they love our Core Curriculum Packages but I wonder how many realize why it took us so long to offer that option. For over twenty years we clung to the belief that if you were going to go to the work of homeschooling, you would want to hand-select each item for each [...]

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2008 – Disasters On The Road

Oct 29, 2010 No Comments

It all started innocently enough. Timberdoodle was invited to purchase booth space at a California homeschool convention. During the past 2 years we had been easing our way back into the local homeschool conference/convention scene and decided to go for it. Conference preparation went smoothly and we pulled out nearly on-schedule Tuesday morning. The trailer [...]

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2007 – Homeschool Firefighters?

Oct 28, 2010 No Comments

You may remember that Abel wanted to be a firefighter from toddlerhood. At age 18 he joined as a volunteer firefighter and soon was enrolled in classes and running calls. The more he did, the more he came home and talked about his experiences, and the more he tried to persuade us to join too. [...]

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Krissy, Our Introduction To Autism

Oct 27, 2010 No Comments

Krissy is the daughter of dear friends of ours and was diagnosed with autism at age 2. Despite participation in various early interventions through the public school system, she made agonizingly slow progress. At 5 years old, she finally began to talk, and at 6 had developed a large vocabulary of words, but had very [...]

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2005 – Disclaimer

Oct 26, 2010 No Comments

Quoted from the Timberdoodle Catalog, Summer 2005 Our children have teasingly suggested that Timberdoodle Co ought to run a disclaimer, akin to car and medicine ads, so here it is: Nearly every product Timberdoodle Co sells has been thoroughly tested by one or more of our children and in all cases fulfilled the claim of [...]

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2004 – Teaching Textbooks

Oct 25, 2010 No Comments

Do you wish you could do math over again? I do, and it is not that I particularly struggled with math, but I never mastered it and instead just got by with doing the minimum. I think if I’d had Teaching Textbooks as a student, it would have made all the difference, and in reading [...]

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2003 – Credit Cards, Blessing or Curse?

Oct 22, 2010 No Comments

This letter is reprinted from our Fall 2003 Catalog: Dear Friends, Mail order has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. While we were never able to make the promised millions-at-home-while-wearing-your-pajamas, it has put food on the table, given our children honest labor and even allowed us to hire a handful of exceptional personnel. But [...]

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Taking Care Of Grammy

Oct 21, 2010 No Comments

Grammy with the bottle-fed goat kid an employee brought to work here at Timberdoodle. Like all businesses, Timberdoodle had to work harder in 2002 than we had in a long time. God was gracious though, and time and time again we saw Him at work. In August we were even able to take Grandma and [...]

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