We’ve talked before about the flexibility and advantages of homeschooling. My family is taking advantage of that flexibility this week, as some family situations have arisen that are causing us to put everything else aside and focus on the family. And the great thing about homeschooling is that we can do this – and there’s … Continue reading Taking advantage of homeschooling flexibility
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
One of the most common homeschooling questions is some variation on what you need, or how much you need. Sometimes it’s concern about cost, other times it’s trying to figure out if you need a curriculum. Sometimes it’s a matter of you’ve found a method and now you’re wondering if you need to buy anything … Continue reading My homeschooling essentials
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!
This is our last week of school before we’ll break for the holiday. We may continue our group reading, because we’re all enjoying the book and the break for Christmas might be so long that we forget where we left off. Continue reading I’ve been slacking…
Today’s post isn’t going to have anything to do with homeschooling, but it’s something I think many single parents who have custody will be able to relate to: child support. Imagine a biological father, who has three children with two mothers. One girl with one mother, two boys with the other. Imagine this father has … Continue reading It’s a broken system
I’m going to get a bit more personal today than I usually do. I’ve been divorced for over a decade, and in that time, my ex has chosen to not see my kids, and to not pay the child support the court has ordered him to pay. As a result of this, we end up … Continue reading Don’t beat yourself up
Depending on your situation, there’s a lot of things that may have happened with your ADHD child in school. There may have been pressure from the school to medicate him. There may have been threats of suspension or special education classes, or even failing a grade. You may have had countless meetings with teachers over … Continue reading Why is homeschooling your ADHD child a good idea?
The other day, I saw something on Facebook that prompted me to write today’s blog. Another homeschooling parent posted that the government in her local area had passed a bill for 3-year-olds to go to all day preschool. She’d seen an interview on the news with two mothers who planned to utilize it, and the … Continue reading Why have children if?
When you and your ex split, you might have been thrilled to be free of your in-laws, or you might have felt a little mournful that you were losing them. Whether the relationship was good or bad before the split, chances are that they’re going to be tense and at least a little uncomfortable now. … Continue reading Getting the former in-laws off your back