The other day, I saw something on Facebook that prompted me to write today’s blog. Another homeschooling parent posted that the government in her local area had passed a bill for 3-year-olds to go to all day preschool. She’d seen an interview on the news with two mothers who planned to utilize it, and the … Continue reading Why have children if?
I’m finding myself with a very busy week. Some of it was expected, appointments that were already planned, etc. Some of it was quite a surprise, such as a sudden visit to the vet for the feline member of the family (he’s fine, btw). But this very busy week means that I won’t be posting … Continue reading Hectic week
When you and your ex split, you might have been thrilled to be free of your in-laws, or you might have felt a little mournful that you were losing them. Whether the relationship was good or bad before the split, chances are that they’re going to be tense and at least a little uncomfortable now. … Continue reading Getting the former in-laws off your back
The flexibility of homeschooling allows us to do things that aren’t always done in public school. Going in depth in a genealogy project, for example. I know my kids did a basic family tree project in public school in Kindergarten or 1st grade, but it was very basic – essentially the people who lived in … Continue reading Family Ties
Since I began homeschooling my kids, their education has been the priority. I schedule our days around that. The thing is, other things have to be a priority, too. Like making money, which means working. Every school year, when we begin, I find that whatever schedule worked before doesn’t work anymore. I’m not sure why … Continue reading Working on a schedule
Back in April, I told you that you shouldn’t let your kids learn alone. Today is our first day of our new school year, and in keeping with the spirit of that blog post, I’m trying to take a new approach to our school day. As my kids get older, they are more and more … Continue reading Setting the learning example
I wrote on Tuesday about a man who was once a part of our homeschooling group and his recent arrest, talking about how it rocked our group and shocked me personally. This is still on my mind quite a lot. It’s made me do a lot of thinking about the people that I know, the … Continue reading Meeting new people in homeschooling – and being safe
If you belong to any homeschooling groups on Facebook, or have a lot of homeschooling friends, you’ve probably seen this image floating around lately. It’s funny, partially because there is some truth to it. I know I met the woman whom I consider to be my best friend because we were both members of the … Continue reading The bond of homeschooling – and why you need to use caution with it