In preparation for a cross country move this last March, I was making the difficult, dreaded decisions on which clothes to keep and which clothes to give away. Unfortunately, my love of clothing didn’t make this chore particularly easy or fast. I keep old clothes, too, for many different reasons including sentimental ones. It was … Read more Circa 1994 | The Working Homeschooler
We get a lot of questions on the different roads to homeschooling and curriculum, so we thought we could throw a few definitions out there to clarify. Traditional homeschooling: This approach is a secular, creative approach to homeschooling, and perhaps, one that homeschoolers are most familiar with. Many homeschoolers build their own school approach, while … Read more What Does Homeschooling Look Like for You?
Here are a few of our favorite books. If you’re looking for something a little different this summer, try one or a few! A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaleo Hosseini Set in the volatile country of Afghanistan this is a story of strength, tragedy and love. Two women from different generations are brought together through … Read more Mom’s Reading List | Summer Top 5
Last Fall I introduced a friend of mine to Susan Weis Bauer’s The Story of the World curriculum. This is a four-book history set from ancient to modern times. I love the curriculum and have used it with all three of my kids. In our conversation a few weeks ago, this same friend was telling … Read more To Follow the Publisher’s Schedule…or Not?
How do turtles watch documentaries while traveling? With shell phones! While this might be the worst pun ever written (don’t look at me…I’m just the messenger), documentaries might be the best thing ever invented for homeschoolers on the go. We managed to move across country this Spring. I say managed because we moved driving two … Read more Learning When Life Gets Crazy | The Working Homeschooler
Animals can be both strange and surprising. Below each animal, there is one truth and two untruths. Pick the sentence that you think is true and check your answers at the bottom! Earthworm a. Earthworms have no legs, arms, or eyes b. Earthworms love the sun c. Earthworms are great swimmers Snake a. Snakes are … Read more Crazy, Kooky Creatures | Spring 2019
The conversation went like this: Me: Turn on the defrost. New Adult: Where is that? Me: Seriously? It is the box with squiggly lines where you turn the*air on. New Adult: Ohhhhhh! That’s what that does. Why did they make it look a steaming hot T.V. Me: … Obviously, there were some things we still … Read more Teaching the Real Adulting
One of the most common questions I get as a working homeschooler is “what do you do?” Meaning what do I do for work. The reason why this question is so common is because each job comes with its own schedule, requirements, deadlines, and pay. This is not a judgmental question but a curious one. … Read more But…What Do You DO?? | The Working Homeschooler
Ryleigh & Amy’s Peppermint Patties Mix the following ingredients together and roll dough in small 1 in. balls. Place balls on pan lined with waxed paper. Gently press down on balls to flatten them to preferred thickness. Freeze for 30 to 45 m or until hardened. 3 ¾ cups powdered sugar 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, … Read more Christmas Peppermint Patties
Did you see that title? The Perks of YouTube?! Yes, you heard me right. YouTube has perks for homeschooling. While many families don’t like the use of this popular social media site (and of course this is totally fine too), others have discovered that many interesting and educational things can be learned from videos hosted … Read more The Perks of YouTube | The Working Homeschooler