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Marian Kester Coombs


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Marian Kester Coombs is a freelance writer, part-time tutor, and mother of two daughters at home in Crofton, Maryland. Her husband Francis is managing editor of The Washington Times. Her B.A. degree is in history and art history. She has written on many subjects, primarily cultural, since she was in high school.


Homeschooling Articles by Marian Kester Coombs

How to Not Raise a Slacker Kid One of my favorite writers, Marian Kester Coombs, explains why kids today often want to be slackers instead of scholars, and what we can do about it.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Teach Your Children to Work

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Who Needs the Prom?

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Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

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The Charlotte Mason Method

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Start a Nature Notebook

Phonics the Montessori Way

The History of Public Education

I Was an Accelerated Child

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Debate

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

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Getting Organized Part 3

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

How to Win the Geography Bee

A Reason for Reading

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Myth of the Teenager

Character Matters for Kids

Teaching Blends

Combining Work and Homeschool

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Classical Education

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The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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