The upcoming Holiday season has me thinking about the present, but not in the way that one might think. Indeed, it is exciting to think about gift shopping, but right now I mean another kind of gift, one that is held in the mind rather than in the hand. The present that I’m talking about … Read more Being in the Present
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! Bees a. All bees make some kind of honey b. Bees make honey for human babies c. Bees have hooks on their stingers … Read more Crazy, Kooky Creatures | Winter 2018
I am a soul that loves organizing and planning, and yet rarely stays organized and never follows plans. Maybe it’s the idea of a well mapped out day, week, or even year that has me jotting down and listing our daily activities. Perhaps, too, I feel I won’t forget anything if I write it down. … Read more That Trusty Ol’ Timer | The Working Homeschooler
Over the decades, homeschooling has grown in popularity in the United States. The homeschooling movement started to pick up slowly in the 1980’s and continues to grow in momentum in the 2000s. Statistics from the Department of education show that, in 2007, 1.5 million children were homeschooled throughout the nation. In 2012, this number grew … Read more Out On a Limb: As Homeschooling Grows, So Must Our Temerity
A few hours ago, I was cleaning up after a late dinner. Yes, we have late dinners. We joke that we run on a European clock, because we usually have dinner anywhere between 7:30 and 9:00 pm. I’m sure other working homeschoolers can relate. It was 8:30pm by the time I threw the kitchen towel … Read more Me Time (aka The Third Shift) | The Working Homeschooler
Summer is a great time to dive in! Summer vacation is finally here! To some parents though, these couple of months of fun in the sun aren’t so relaxing. The big question is…what do we do with our kids for the summer? Well, if you are thinking about homeschooling, the summer is the best time … Read more Thinking About Homeschooling?
I started homeschooling when my first son was in his first-grade year. As a panicked, new homeschooler and much to his chagrin, I was strict and organized. After he realized this wasn’t going to change, his learning came fast and furious. He was easy to teach and eager to learn. Awesome, I thought. Homeschooling was … Read more Dyslexia: A Blessing in Disguise
I remember when it happened. I was thirteen and my mother, who had always been a stay at home mom, enrolled in college to continue her degree from a time before she had us. It was a life changing event—for her, perhaps, but mostly for my brother and myself. Shortly after she graduated she went … Read more Into the Mirror: Finding purpose as more than “Mom”
The holidays are right around the corner and panic is setting in. I notice my son is only on lesson 48 out of 125 lessons in his math curriculum. My daughter has only finished 4 chapters of science! My house is a mess and I have deadlines pressing in around me as though I am … Read more Lions, Tigers, and Curriculum…Oh My!
Alison’s parents were thrilled to have a daughter from the moment she made her first appearance into their world. Before she could even walk or talk her father had bought her plenty of onesies with his favorite baseball team logos and even a tiny baseball mitt. Her mom had decorated her room with baseball paraphernalia. … Read more Loving to Learn