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Hi there, and welcome to Raising Cajuns!  When I started this blog, back in 2010, we were beginning our first year of homeschooling.  A LOT has changed since then!  Even the name of this site.  But one thing hasn't changed.  We have always been quite eclectic, piecing our lives and our learning together from a wide variety of sources and interests.

This page is sort of an introduction to our journey over the last few years.  Some of these posts describe methods we no longer implement, but they're still useful (or popular) entries.  I've also included some of my favorite posts, some just-for-fun posts, and a few posts that show how things really aren't always pretty here and how it really is ok to make mistakes and fail miserably now and then.

If you want to know more about me and the girls (or see the dogs), visit my About Page.

If you want to learn more about project-based learning and how we implement it in our house, visit my PBL Page.

A Few of My Favorite Posts

Proof That Life is Not Always Pretty

  • Advice Fail - We all fail now and then.  But you know what?  We still rock. *high five*  
  • Life with a Young Tween - 9 was a tough year.  But we all muddled through it.
  • Flood Lessons - A few things we've learned living next to a bayou, and reaffirming that we can make it through anything together.

Young Writers

Planning Related Posts

  • Planning Less, Doing More - Shifting from planning activities ahead of time to documenting events as/after they happen, and how this led to freedom and abundance for us.
  • Making Peace with the 180-Day Mindset - How I balance (in my head) the reality that learning happens every day and those pesky school day requirements.
  • Our Daily Rhythm - This post is from 2012.  It follows the Waldorf concept of scheduling a day around head, heart, and hands activities. We mostly still follow this, with the addition of extra project time for both in the mid-mornings and a longer computer (aka Minecraft) time before dinner. 
  • Curriculum 2013-2014 - Our goals for this year.  You might also want to visit my curriculum page for a subject by subject breakdown of our plans & resources.


Popular Posts

  • Make a Cave - This was part of our prehistory unit, back during out first months of homeschooling.  It is consistently my most popular post, thanks to Pinterest.
  • A Tour of Our Learning Spaces - This is basically a tour of half my house, because we don't have a school room.  But I show you how I organize some of our supplies.  I think the office wall color gets this post a lot of hits.
  • You can find some of my other popular posts in the sidebar and on the Tutorials & Printables Page.


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