School is starting. Our local schools start on Monday, and many others have already been in session for a week or more. We’re also in the midst of our tax-free shopping days, where we can shop for clothing, school supplies, and more without paying sales tax on the items. I like to take advantage of … Continue reading Back to school shopping
I recently signed up for a free trial of HuluPlus, after holding off most of the summer. I wanted to try it out and see if it was worth paying the monthly subscription, but since they only offered a 7-day free trial, I didn’t want to waste it when we were out and about so … Continue reading Share your resources!
Our home is pretty small – not tiny home small, but small enough. My kids share a room, we all share a bathroom, and there’s no room dedicated to school. We have a bookcase in the dining room where we store school “stuff” – books, science kits, and supplies such as pencils, paper, crayons, rulers, … Continue reading What does your homeschooling space look like?
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
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!
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
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