Homeschooling thoughts this year...(I usually do one homeschool post per year. Here it is. :) ) --also a note on ads in the PS at the bottom....Recently someone asked me how long I've been homeschooling, and I calculated that this is my 12th year. Wow! That makes me feel tired crazy (so many things, but mostly) grateful. In case you don't know my story, I'll begin by saying that I never dreamt of being a homeschool mom -- even up to the year that we
Homeschooling High School....I am so happy to be sharing an awesome post by Jen McDonald today. I've been meaning to put some words together to share a homeschool post for a while now, and when I came across this post I was like "She said it better than I could!" I wanted to highlight all over my computer screen. :) I think you'll enjoy this! Quick note -- Curriculum updates? Every year I do try to do a curriculum update for my family, (though I don't think I got to that last
I'm back today to finish my annual (give or take ;) ) homeschool update. In my last post I shared an update on what my elementary and middle school boys are doing, and now I'm here to talk high school. **At the end of this post I am also going to cover the details of how we keep records, and what we plan to do for graduation. (I'm trying to keep it brief, but I get a lot of questions on this stuff...)And once again -- If you're not into the homeschool thing, there are surely more
Our homeschool life is not perfect, but I can say that most of the time, I'm really happy with it. Most of the time I am so glad we do it. Most of the time I really love our daily groove. (If you read this post, you'll know that our schedule can be a little nuts, but much of that is due to surf, not homeschooling, so that's another subject.)I have come to terms with the fact that there is no ideal school situation. With the pros will come the cons, and though I believe that homeschooling
A look at our typical homeschool days. :)I don't even know how to start this post. The first words I typed were "Oh dread." (I don't even say "Oh dread," but somehow I typed it.) Then I tried "It's complicated." and "There's a reason I haven't written this post before."But the people have spoken. And over the last year (or four) I have had a lot of requests for a post on "a typical day" in our life as a home school family. The only problem is...We don't have one. (I mean, a
Hi Friends!...Well, I'm happy to say that by the time you read this, I'll either be on the airplane to Canada, or maybe even cruising the Canadian Gulf Islands on my parents' boat. (I'm so excited!! I have been dreaming of this trip for years!) Before leaving home though, I've had a lot to do..So much to do to prepare for the boys and I to travel, to prepare to leave Dave alone at home (awww,) and also preparing for the homeschool year that begins just ten days after we get back! Wow.
Well friends...You know I only post about homeschooling about once every two years, right? So bear with me while I finish what I started last week when I responded to the hottest question in the homeschool world: "What curriculum do you use?" Today, I share a quick and honest look at some of the things that stand out to me when I think of our homeschool life. Some of the stuff that us homeschoolers don't talk as much about.As homeschoolers, we tend to get super defensive (or maybe it's just
For a homeschool mom-blogger, I suppose I don't talk about homeschooling very much.This is probably because I really don't feel like a serious, professional, homeschool momma. There are other bloggers out there--Who share great ideas, create printables, and put together amazing curriculums. They get excited about homeschooling, and inspire me to do the same. Those are the homeschool experts. And next to them, I feel pretty lame.I homeschool for many good reasons, but I am far from the