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
As a single parent, money is often tight. Child support, for me, is nonexistent, and many can’t count on it, even if they get it sometimes. Spending an arm and a leg on curriculum, websites, or materials isn’t always an option. Sometimes we need something free, or we need a free option to at least … Continue reading Homeschooling freebies I like to use
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!
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
The list of what Wikipedia can’t tell you about ADHD homeschooling is lengthy. Of course, that’s because Wikipedia doesn’t even have a page about ADHD homeschooling. Even if it did, there’s a few things that probably wouldn’t be included. View image | gettyimages.com Here’s what I think the nonexistent Wikipedia page about ADHD homeschooling wouldn’t … Continue reading What Wikipedia can’t tell you about ADHD homeschooling
Since I began homeschooling my kids, their education has been the priority. I schedule our days around that. The thing is, other things have to be a priority, too. Like making money, which means working. Every school year, when we begin, I find that whatever schedule worked before doesn’t work anymore. I’m not sure why … Continue reading Working on a schedule
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
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