I’ve been homeschooling for about three and a half years now. In that time, though we’ve made many changes and still do, we’ve managed to find our feet and figure things out. But it wasn’t always like that. When I first decided to homeschool, I didn’t know a lot about it. I knew it was … Continue reading Getting back to the point
Last week, we took an impromptu spring break. We’d made plans for a beach day on Monday with a friend and her son, and when it came time to plan the rest of the week, I just didn’t feel up to it. So I gave the kids a deal: if they agreed we’d still do … Continue reading Spring break and the final push
We’ve all, as homeschooling parents, faced at least one person who was critical of our decision. They all have different reasons for being critical, but in the end, these people feel no shame or guilt over telling us how wrong we are and the harm we’re doing to our children. When we’re faced with these … Continue reading Explain your choices or ignore the haters?
Your decision to homeschool shows that you value education. Regardless of the surface reasons you may have for homeschooling (bullies, time with family, getting away from hours of homework, etc.), the fact remains that if education wasn’t important to you, you would have found a different solution. Private school, changing public schools, tutors, whatever – … Continue reading Don’t let your children learn alone
One of my biggest frustrations, at the beginning and toward the end of any school year, is the way people don’t respect our school hours. It’s a bit of a problem all school year, but especially bad at the start and end. Now, before I go further, let me be clear that we don’t have … Continue reading School is in session…please disturb us