I guess today was just one of those days, or maybe this week was just one of those weeks. The kids have had colds for what feels like months now. I think the weather is what’s causing us problems: 30 degrees one day, 70 the next. Anyway, because of all of the sniffling, coughing, puking… blech… school work has been… Read More
A lot of my friends have really loved the idea of The Morning Basket that we’ve been doing this school year. I would like to take credit for this amazing thing, but it’s definitely not a unique idea. There are so many variations of The Morning Basket with so many awesome ideas all you really have to do is look…. Read More
I like free. I especially like free educational opportunities. I mean, let’s face it, educating our kids can be really expensive. Thank goodness for opportunities like Apple Camps from the Apple store.
Since we’ve moved into the new house I have been trying to sort through things and get more organized. A couple weeks ago I cleaned out the schoolroom closet and pulled out piles upon piles of schoolwork from this past school year and the year prior. At that point as I was drowning in the heaps of paper I could… Read More
Every year we spend several hundred dollars on curriculum for our homeschooling needs. Starting in about March of each school year I begin thinking about the next year, exploring new curriculum options, thinking about what to add, what to change, what to do differently. All year long, I am exposed to homeschooling friends’ curriculum choices and curriculum collections. But three… Read More
Hate is probably a strong word. Dislike greatly. But guess what… I think it gets better. First, let me tell you what brought me to the decision to homeschool in the first place. My daughter, now 7 years old, was an advanced reader. If you’re anything like her kindergarten teacher you’re shaking your head with that all knowing, “yes, yes… Read More