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’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!
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
As a homeschooling parent, you know how busy life can be. Planning, prepping, teaching, grading, field trips, park days, co-ops, group meetings – and that’s just for homeschooling. Throw in being a single parent responsible for all the cooking, cleaning, discipline, rewards, and everything else, add a child or two with ADHD, and top it … Continue reading Adjusting priorities
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