I like to ensure that we have a little fun worked in to our first few weeks of the homeschool year. It’s a nice way to ease back into the more structured days of school after the lazy days of summer, and there’s so much we can do that might be too expensive or crowded … Continue reading Starting the school year with some fun
It’s still July, not quite August yet, but most stores have their “Back to School” supplies out and sales going. Where I live, school starts in roughly 2 1/2 weeks, and in some places, it’s starting even sooner than that. Returning to school is becoming a major topic of conversation. For us personally, we won’t … Continue reading Prepping for the new year- or your first year!
This homeschooling thing has a major benefit: flexibility. We can schedule appointments during school hours, because we can shift our school hours. We can take days off when we want, schedule field trips as often as we want, decide when we start and end our school year (or to school year round), take vacations when … Continue reading Doing this your way – even if you’re the only one!
We’ve just had an interesting experience around here, and it’s one that shows that the argument that your kid has to go to public school to get socialization and interact with others is pointless. My kids both went to public school for a few years before we began homeschooling. Oldest is now in his early … Continue reading An excellent example of why the socialization argument isn’t valid
Between two blogs, writing books, doing marketing and publicity for those books, keeping up with our homeschooling group’s plans through our online component on Facebook, and doing website usability tests for a little extra cash, I personally spend a lot of time on the computer. Roughly 90% of it is legitimate reason to be on it, … Continue reading Screen time limits and how to set them
“I’m not touching you!” “That’s my toy, not yours!” “Quit breathing on me!” “Mom, he’s hitting me!” We all hear variations on these, and many more, when we have more than one kid. No matter how much siblings might love each other, they’re going to fight, argue, and bug each other at least every now … Continue reading I’m not touching you!
Socialization is one of the biggest myths we deal with as homeschoolers. We have people who don’t homeschool constantly asking us how we ensure our children socialize, and for those of us who are rather introverted, we often struggle with worry about whether we’re getting the kids out enough to socialize, among other concerns. The … Continue reading The size of your homeschooling world