Because most of the other homeschooling families we meet are married parents, one question I frequently hear is: Do you date? You may hear this question a lot, too, depending on where you live and the groups that you’re a part of. Now, I could answer this question as it’s asked, with my specific circumstance. However, having been … Continue reading Dating while homeschooling – can it be done?
As a writer and photographer, I’m all about creativity. Whether it’s writing, taking photos, drawing, painting, carving, sculpting, or writing code to make a video game, I think it’s all wonderful. I have one child who has an artistic side, like me – sort of. He draws – I can’t draw a straight line if … Continue reading Encouraging your child’s strengths
If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then you probably already know about this. But it’s so exciting that I just have to share it again. What you may or may not know is that, once upon a time, I did some freelance writing. Well, actually, I still do on occasion, but given everything … Continue reading I’ve been quoted in a book!
Field trips, days at the beach or the park, co-op classes – there are multiple opportunities for getting together with other homeschooling families, both during the “school year” and during the summer. These kinds of events require advance planning and scheduling, often taking up the whole day, or at least so much of it that … Continue reading “Sorry, gotta bail!”
Let me start by saying that I am not much of a morning person. Despite the fact that I often roll out of bed around seven, I am not a morning person. Getting up that early is not something I’d choose to do, it just seems to happen, and I don’t know why. The flexibility … Continue reading The real life that surrounds homeschooling
View image | gettyimages.com Because this is a homeschooling blog, I do generally try to discuss the positive aspects of homeschooling. But I’ve noticed something lately, and I want to talk about it today. What I’ve noticed is a lot of homeschooling parents who say that they feel they can’t complain because someone will tell … Continue reading Homeschooling can have its downside
Recently, I was with a group of other moms who homeschool and we began talking about different things our kids did that gave us pause, out of concern that maybe it wasn’t…normal. We’re not talking about biting the heads off of bats or anything, but just things that had made us stop and think, “Hm, … Continue reading Yes, that’s perfectly normal (I promise)
One of the questions that most parents ask when they consider homeschooling is whether or not they need a curriculum. This question isn’t one that has a simple, cut and dried answer. It really depends on you, your kids, and what you want for your homeschool. Curricula can be helpful in some cases. If you … Continue reading Do you NEED a curriculum?
When trying to decide how you want to homeschool and what you want to use, you’ll come across a lot of terms: Classical Conversations, unschooling, and eclectic are just a few. Some are easy to look up (Classical Conversations, for example), while others seem hard to pin down and describe exactly. Eclectic homeschooling is one … Continue reading What is eclectic homeschooling?