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
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
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!
Our homeschooling group had its annual Christmas party on Friday. It’s always fun, with lots of good food and laughs. We get to see some of the same friends we see throughout the school year, but we also get to see friends that don’t often get to come out the rest of the year. Continue reading Holiday prep – the final stages
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
I know for me, as a single parent, money always has to be a consideration. I want to have fun with my kids and make great memories, but I also want to make sure we have the things we need. Summer is often a great time for making memories, since we have more free time … Continue reading 10 ways to enjoy quality time this summer – on the cheap
Every year, there’s a medieval faire about an hour from our home. It’s an amazing experience, with a different them every year (this year was Robin Hood and His Merry Men). It’s a great learning experience, too. They provide an education guide, which gives you tons of information about the time period (everything from actual … Continue reading History comes alive!