“I’m not touching you!” “That’s my toy, not yours!” “Quit breathing on me!” “Mom, he’s hitting me!” We all hear variations on these, and many more, when we have more than one kid. No matter how much siblings might love each other, they’re going to fight, argue, and bug each other at least every now … Continue reading I’m not touching you!
Socialization is one of the biggest myths we deal with as homeschoolers. We have people who don’t homeschool constantly asking us how we ensure our children socialize, and for those of us who are rather introverted, we often struggle with worry about whether we’re getting the kids out enough to socialize, among other concerns. The … Continue reading The size of your homeschooling world
When you’re a single parent and also working and homeschooling, time can be of the essence. As we talked about last week, you can date, but if time is an issue for you, you may feel like dating is impossible because of the time it can take. Whether you’re looking for a fast first date, … Continue reading Top 3 Quick Dates
One of the hardest parts of homeschooling and dating is probably the fact that if you’re not working, you’re with the kids, and vice versa. You have such limited time for yourself that the traditional ways that most people might come up with to meet someone – going out to a club, for example – … Continue reading How to meet a date – and what you need to say to them
Because most of the other homeschooling families we meet are married parents, one question I frequently hear is: Do you date? You may hear this question a lot, too, depending on where you live and the groups that you’re a part of. Now, I could answer this question as it’s asked, with my specific circumstance. However, having been … Continue reading Dating while homeschooling – can it be done?
If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then you probably already know about this. But it’s so exciting that I just have to share it again. What you may or may not know is that, once upon a time, I did some freelance writing. Well, actually, I still do on occasion, but given everything … Continue reading I’ve been quoted in a book!
Recently, I was with a group of other moms who homeschool and we began talking about different things our kids did that gave us pause, out of concern that maybe it wasn’t…normal. We’re not talking about biting the heads off of bats or anything, but just things that had made us stop and think, “Hm, … Continue reading Yes, that’s perfectly normal (I promise)
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
Last week, I talked about how to simplify things if you were feeling overwhelmed. The tips may have helped you, or maybe not. Maybe you just have a general feeling that this is hard. It is hard. It is hard, but it’s okay that it’s hard. It should be kind of hard. Parenting is … Continue reading Homeschooling is hard, and that’s okay!
Last week, we took an impromptu spring break. We’d made plans for a beach day on Monday with a friend and her son, and when it came time to plan the rest of the week, I just didn’t feel up to it. So I gave the kids a deal: if they agreed we’d still do … Continue reading Spring break and the final push