homeschool: math u see and math you don’t
homeschooling

homeschool: math u see and math you don’t

When I attempted true unschooling for a time (yep, I really did that), I discovered the unbelievable…there is no way to get away from arithmetic. You need to understand math: add, subtract, multiply, divide, estimate, and understand decimals and percentages. Consumerism requires it. Consumerism teaches math. You want to decide how many apples or asparagus you can … Continue reading

how to teach kids to write: a BraveWriter review
academics / homeschooling / reading, writing, rithmetic / write

how to teach kids to write: a BraveWriter review

I ate up Julie Bogart’s recent book, The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life, but ten years ago, I would have inhaled it and allowed the gems of oxygen to seep into my respiratory cells, so I could breathe, really breathe in my homeschool world. So many gems of wisdom I … Continue reading

landfatuation
home design / homesteading

landfatuation

Landfatuation: a new term I’ve created, not yet found in my English dictionary. Land and infatuation…”Landfatuation”: the description of awe, wonder and anticipation at a piece of raw land and all that it can become, like a blank artist canvas. Directly ahead of me is a young Douglas fir. To the right, a more established … Continue reading