Author: Janice Campbell

Joel Salatin gives a tour of Polyface Farm. Here he stands inside electric netting surrounding a flock of laying hens and their portable coop, dubbed an Eggmobile.

Joel Salatin: Doing What Matters as a Farmer

I was delighted to run across this video in which farmer, writer, and speaker Joel Salatin explains how to build a “do what matters, make it pay” lifestyle business. In just under seven minutes, he covers many of the key...

How to Be a Good Homeschool Quitter: Part 1

Knowing when to drop what isn’t working, or how to supplement or adapt your curriculum is an important part of becoming a great homeschool teacher.

Class Dismissed: A New Homeschooling Documentary

Class Dismissed is described as “a feature-length documentary that focuses on showcasing alternative education strategies that are working for many families.” It follows a family who pulls their two daughters out of a highly rated institutional school in order to teach them...

Jigsaw And Measuring Tape On Table

Create a Micro-business in Construction

Last time, I promised an example of what it looks like to create a microbusiness from what matters, what you love, and what do you do well. To do that, I’ll share the story of Curtis, a construction entrepreneur. Why Curtis became an...

Storming? Time to Enjoy Books, Games, Music and Crafts

In the mid-Atlantic region, we’re battening down the hatches in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. Preparations include drawing water, gathering candles and oil lamps, and trying to get everything washable washed in case the power goes out. Once the basics are...

Things to Know About Public Libraries

If you have a local library, support it through regular visits, volunteering, and other ways. As a homeschooler, you can help to shape your library’s collections and programs through strategic requests (nicely conveyed, of course!). And finally, an infographic on “Why Support Your Local Library?”

Great Books Week: Les Misérables is 150 Years Old

Visit the Great Books Week site for a few ideas on how to celebrate, some quotes on great literature, and more. In a world of strife and turmoil, the classics remain beautiful and timeless. I hope you enjoy celebrating this week!

Do what matters, make it pay-- finding what matters, and what will pay.

Step 1: Decide What Matters

If you want to do what matters and make it pay, you must first decide what matters. Although most “find your passion” books begin with a straight line premise that your “thing that matters” will directly be the thing that...

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