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!
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?
Last week, I talked about how to simplify things if you were feeling overwhelmed. The tips may have helped you, or maybe not. Maybe you just have a general feeling that this is hard. It is hard. It is hard, but it’s okay that it’s hard. It should be kind of hard. Parenting is … Continue reading Homeschooling is hard, and that’s okay!
We’ve just finished up our homeschool year. Friday was our last day, and while we’ll still keep up with reading and math during the summer, we’re done with a structured day, lesson plans and fitting everything into one day while still trying to make it to a park day, field trip or run errands. One … Continue reading Feeling Overwhelmed? 5 Tips To Simplify Your Homeschool
For many single parents, money is often an issue. Maybe your ex isn’t paying the child support that they were ordered to pay, or your rent’s gone up but your pay hasn’t, or you were out of the workforce for years and now that you’ve returned, you’re basically starting over, both skills- and salary-wise. Regardless … Continue reading Is it worth investing in an ereader?
One question I get asked a lot is how I manage to homeschool and work. For me, it’s really pretty easy. As a writer and photographer, I work for myself and thus, can set my own schedule. That ability to set my own schedule gives me a huge amount of freedom and makes it incredibly … Continue reading Homeschooling and working: Putting the puzzle together
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?