Author Archives: Norma J Hill

Fun Hands-On Math Activities

So many times, children (and youth and adults, too) “hate” math because it seems like nothing but a bunch of useless theory. If you can teach your child mathematical concepts through interesting real-life activities, instead of textbook work, they’ll develop a … Continue reading

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Hire a Tutor or Homeschool My Child?

(This is a response I gave to a question on Quora: “Am I allowed to hire a tutor instead of homeschooling my child?”) I’d like to approach this question from a somewhat different aspect than the previous responders. (Though I … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Multiple Choice/Standardized Tests

Some time ago, in a half-awake early morning state, I came up with this article outline, and its somewhat cheeky conclusions, which I then posted on a former version of this site 🙂 April 8, 2010 — So I woke up … Continue reading

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Tips to a new home school mom

(The following post was originally a letter from myself to a new home schooling mom who was worried about her ability to educate her children. I hope it will encourage you, too!) Let me assure you: the majority of children … Continue reading

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Tips for when a spouse isn’t convinced about homeschooling

Tips from one homeschool mom to another about when a spouse isn’t convinced about homeschooling: (I originally published these tips back in 2008 on a previous version of this blog–but I think they are worth revisiting. What do you think?) … Continue reading

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Education and Home School Quotable Quotes

Following are a list of “quotable quotes” about education and home schooling… which I published on a previous version of this website–way back on March 27, 2008! Some blog posts are evergreen, worthy of being resurrected 🙂 I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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What’s a Pen and Paper Mama?

Every time I hand out one of my business cards or take a Pen and Paper Mama Services deposit to the bank, someone is sure to ask me, “What is a pen and paper mama?” Well, let me see… Oh! … Continue reading

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