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
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!
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
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
I wrote on Tuesday about a man who was once a part of our homeschooling group and his recent arrest, talking about how it rocked our group and shocked me personally. This is still on my mind quite a lot. It’s made me do a lot of thinking about the people that I know, the … Continue reading Meeting new people in homeschooling – and being safe