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
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 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
Even though I have no idea of the actual date, this month – or more specifically, this week – is our anniversary of when we started homeschooling. Four years ago this week, we officially began this journey. I initially began this journey for a couple of different reasons. One was that I felt that the … Continue reading It’s our anniversary!
Can you raise children to be adults that make good choices by treating them more like a roommate? Continue reading Being a parent vs. being a roommate
This is our last week of school before we’ll break for the holiday. We may continue our group reading, because we’re all enjoying the book and the break for Christmas might be so long that we forget where we left off. Continue reading I’ve been slacking…
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