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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

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