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Meet Rhiannon

Hi! My name is Rhiannon Kutzer. If you’re already singing the Fleetwood Mac song in your head, we’re gonna be great friends.

Should you walk into my house on any given day, you’d probably see me chasing down a half-naked, marker-covered toddler, scribbling math on the dining room whiteboard, changing one of 3800 daily diapers, or reading aloud while I try to ignore the baby terrorizing our bookshelves.

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I use the neo-classical approach with a Charlotte Mason twist to homeschooling, which really ends up being the soak-it-in, read-a-ton, but try-to-delegate-messy-science-projects-to-their-dad approach.

Education has changed drastically since the days when my biology teacher grandfather could leave a “lasting impression” on inattentive students with a chalk eraser.  But as a fourth generation educator, I feel right at home embracing homeschooling as a growing force in the American educational landscape.

Parents, policy-makers, and educators are working to help today’s kids be successful.  My goal is to help parents and parent-educators in that mission.

Where You Can Find Me Online

Connect with me @rhikutzer on Instagram or Twitter.

Aside from the HFC blog, my work has appeared at ForEveryMom.comCOMMAND Magazine, and Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife. If you’re interested in hiring me to guest post for your blog or write for your education or parenting or magazine, drop me a note below:

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You can call me Rhi for short (as in “rewrite”). I’m a fiercely independent homeschooling mom of five, a Navy wife of almost 13 years, and a creator of various things: articles, a monthly newsletter, quilts, furniture, and the occasional knitted scarf. This is the site where I write about our homeschool journey and news and happenings in the homeschool world. more about me.

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Here are 2 CM principles to accompany, so you don’t break out in hives at the prospect of a kitchen tornado: “(a) The children, not the teachers, are the responsible persons; they do the work by self-effort. (b) The teachers give sympathy and occasionally elucidate, sum up or enlarge, but the actual work is done by the scholars” (vol. 6, p. 6).
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I had to resist 1) Saying “No,” in the first place. I literally had to say to myself, “Okay, this is what we’re doing today.” 2) The urge to turn baking into a whiteboard lesson on fractions. That would have killed the enchantment quicker than snuffing out a candle. We *may* talk *after* we bake. 3) The urge to correct or do it for her. If the cake fails, it fails, and we will talk about why.
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