I had an early morning appointment at the dermatologist this morning. Nothing major, just an annual checkup. After a close relative had skin cancer a few years ago, and I had a mole that changed (and turned out to be nothing), it’s now something I do once a year just to make sure everything is … Continue reading Put yourself first sometimes
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
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
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?
As a writer and photographer, I’m all about creativity. Whether it’s writing, taking photos, drawing, painting, carving, sculpting, or writing code to make a video game, I think it’s all wonderful. I have one child who has an artistic side, like me – sort of. He draws – I can’t draw a straight line if … Continue reading Encouraging your child’s strengths
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?
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 recently talked about making sure to find time for yourself. The suggestions I made in that post were all things you can do at home, with the kids home. But what if you actually want to go out for a night? Whether alone or with other moms, there’s always a way to get a … Continue reading A night out
When you homeschool as a single parent, it can be hard to find time for yourself. It can be hard when your kids are in public school, too, but it is different. As a homeschooling parent, we have to focus on preparation for homeschooling: figuring out what to teach, when to teach it, how to teach … Continue reading Finding time for yourself