homeschool: organizing last year, planning this year
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling

homeschool: organizing last year, planning this year

It’s that time of year.  (It took me two weeks longer than other years to think of homeschooling). This is what I started with… …a cup of tea… (& appropriately, a cup of courage) And piles and piles of papers, notebooks, sketches, math workbooks, writing stuff, whatever they did this year on paper. I culled … Continue reading

ten lessons from ten homeschool years
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling / parenting / philosophy / what is an education

ten lessons from ten homeschool years

I’ve been around long enough to hit the wall twice. Hit the wall, meaning, I was ready to put my kids into school. That says a lot for someone that is a home education advocate to the core. But I didn’t put them in school. Self-reflection revealed I wasn’t frustrated with homeschooling, I was frustrated … Continue reading

be a fly on the wall: a day in the life of a homeschool family
a day in the life... / academics / home educating and daily life

be a fly on the wall: a day in the life of a homeschool family

I often say that if you were a fly on the wall, you’d get a real experience of life in a homeschool family. I imagine what it looks like. It’s not a school. It’s a home. Where I try to fit in feeding the sourdough starter, watering seedlings, blog writing, lunch making DURING the time … Continue reading

3 guidelines to choosing homeschool curriculum
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling / what is an education

3 guidelines to choosing homeschool curriculum

I went to a homeschool conference last spring, and I didn’t buy a thing. I must be… a. No longer homeschooling. b. Already in possession of enough books to occupy a public school library. c. Homeschooling ten years and have learned that I just don’t need it all. C it is! (Oh, and obviously also … Continue reading