We’ve talked before about the flexibility and advantages of homeschooling. My family is taking advantage of that flexibility this week, as some family situations have arisen that are causing us to put everything else aside and focus on the family. And the great thing about homeschooling is that we can do this – and there’s … Continue reading Taking advantage of homeschooling flexibility
I’ve been kind of quiet for a while, dealing with a variety of things at home that needed my attention. Today, I want to talk about what happens when you realize that something you’re doing for your homeschool has run its course and is no longer needed – or no longer wanted. There’s a lot … Continue reading When a homeschooling component has run its course
I saw something the other day on Facebook, a story in which people talked about the kindest thing a stranger had ever done for them. It made me remember what is probably the kindest thing a stranger ever did for me. I was a young, new mother. My oldest child was only an infant or … Continue reading A stranger’s kindness
My kids have some interests that they follow pretty intensely. Woodworking is one for my oldest; Minecraft and gaming in general is one for my youngest. I love the freedom and flexibility that homeschooling gives us to allow them to pursue those interests. But what I love most of all is that it allows me … Continue reading The growth of the child
One of the most common homeschooling questions is some variation on what you need, or how much you need. Sometimes it’s concern about cost, other times it’s trying to figure out if you need a curriculum. Sometimes it’s a matter of you’ve found a method and now you’re wondering if you need to buy anything … Continue reading My homeschooling essentials
As a single parent, money is often tight. Child support, for me, is nonexistent, and many can’t count on it, even if they get it sometimes. Spending an arm and a leg on curriculum, websites, or materials isn’t always an option. Sometimes we need something free, or we need a free option to at least … Continue reading Homeschooling freebies I like to use
There are 5 people in this house. Between all 5 of us, we have 5 computers (plus 3 back ups that are stored), 5 Kindles, 3 Fire Tablets, 3 cell phones, and 3 Amazon Fire Sticks. We have Amazon Prime, so we have streaming video there, and also Hulu Plus, plus a dozen or so … Continue reading Tech Overload: Taking an electronics detox
We’ve discussed, both here on the blog, as well as on other websites, Facebook, Twitter, and offline, the things we don’t like about public school, the reasons we homeschool, and the many ways the two are one and the same. Without dunning public schools, I have to say that one of the great things about … Continue reading Joys of Homeschooling: Unusual classes!
We don’t go every year, but we do go to the Medieval Faire quite often. It’s a great way to expose the kids to the history of the time without it being boring, dry, or feeling too much like school/work. Today, I thought I’d share a few photos from our visit this weekend. This year’s … Continue reading History comes alive!
I need a planner in order to stay organized. I’ve tried using electronic calendars, on my phone or the computer or whatever, but those never seem to work for me. I think it’s the way they show you a day at a time, even if you select to see more than that, the screen size … Continue reading My planner and how I use it for everything