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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Sometimes Depression is more…




 

My normal daily schedule can best be described as “Vampire Life.”  Ok, that’s probably a severe exaggeration.  Basically, I wake up between 8 and 10 a.m., function through my day, get the kids in bed between 8 and 10 p.m., and then spend the next 2-4 hours (give or take) working.  Those are the hours that I blog, do web design, play words with friends, stare at Facebook, crochet a scarf for my Little Man, create my school plan for the next day/week, surf Pinterest to see how I am failing at being SuperMom, catch up on all of the TV shows I am binge watching, and read whatever ridiculously wonderful young adult novel I am obsessing over.  This schedule can be tiring especially on nights that one or more little one doesn’t sleep or comes to get in bed with me or on days that I stupidly signed us up for a homeschool activity that starts at 9 a.m. which means we have to be up at 7 and out the door at 8 a.m.

BUT!  For some reason, this schedule has worked for me.  The last 3 years that I’ve been homeschooling, and honestly even before that this has been my normal schedule.

EXCEPT. (more…)

The Wonderful Homeschool Co-op Pt. 3





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Welcome to part 3 and my final post on Homeschool Co-ops.  You can read about Year-Round Open Co-ops in part 1 and Subject/Curriculum Specific Co-ops in Part 2.  This final type of co-op is by far the biggest and most involved co-op.

There are a lot of ways I’ve seen this kind of co-op done, some successful and some not.  To be honest, unless you are an amazing planner and organizer, and have a fairly vast group this co-op can be an epic failure.  I am more than happy to participate, but I do not envy the mastermind behind putting these types of co-ops together. (more…)

The Scarlett Letter- A





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I really don’t like to talk about politics or religion.  Neither subject nor topics within those subjects typically goes well unless you are in 100% agreement with the person or people you are talking with.  And this blog is not really about politics or religion.

Except.

Except that this blog is about me and my family and my life.  And while typically neither politics nor religion are major factors in who I am, who my family is, or what my life is about, there are just certain topics that I can not remain silent on.  Today’s speaking out is about the big Scarlett Letter A- Abortion. (more…)

The Wonderful Homeschool Co-op Pt. 2





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Despite what many people think, homeschooling is definitely NOT an alienating experience.  But sometimes we get asked, or even ask ourselves, how do we get social experiences?  What opportunities are out there for our kids to meet other kids, and where do we parents find other parents?

The answer is simple:  The Wonderful Co-op! (more…)