Are you an introvert or an extrovert? What about your kids? I know that I am an introvert, big time. I love my kids, my family and my friends, but I also need my alone time, desperately. When we have a busy week, like last week for example (2 park days, a birthday party, and … Continue reading Introvert or extrovert?
I’ve talked about this before on the site, but I thought it might be good to touch on it again. When your kids go to public school, and you work somewhere outside your own home, there are some clear lines drawn between work, home, and school. The distinct boundaries make it easy to know when … Continue reading Homeschool, homework: making it all work
Whether you’re new to homeschooling or you’ve been doing it for years, most would agree that there are challenges and obstacles that need to be addressed. Homeschooling definitely has its advantages, but sometimes the challenges and obstacles seem far bigger than its advantages. If you’re a single parent, that alone can seem like an insurmountable … Continue reading Challenges and obstacles?
I don’t know about you, but for me, there’s something about the newness of a new year that’s inspiring. It kind of feels like taking a shower after getting filthy. By December, you start to feel grubby, tired, old, used up, and then with January 1st comes a new start. A whole year ahead, unmarked, … Continue reading A fresh new year, and a fresh start
When you become a single parent, things change. Lots of things change. And the holidays are no exception to that rule. Especially if you become a single parent because a relationship ends. The holidays can be particularly hard to adjust to, and when your family traditions go out the window (Dad can’t put the star … Continue reading Holiday Traditions
I like to try to find gifts to buy my kids that can double with an educational purpose – bonus points if they don’t realize what I’m doing. Today, I thought I’d share a few of the things I’ve bought them in past years that were big hits and also had that educational side (I’d … Continue reading Buying educational gifts for Christmas
A couple of months ago, I talked about making sure that you didn’t narrow your world and only choose friends that are just like you just because you homeschool. Strangely, I now find myself in a situation where I am considering doing just that – narrowing my world and getting rid of friends that I disagree with. … Continue reading Deciding to end a friendship