tis the season, the season of homeschool fatigue: how to deal with homeschool winter blues
academics / homeschooling

tis the season, the season of homeschool fatigue: how to deal with homeschool winter blues

The anticipation of September has definitely disappeared. Christmas decorations have been packed away (actually I still have a lit and thirsty tree in my home). Thus begins the season of homeschool fatigue. A homeschooling mama of five asked for suggestions. She explained her concern with this word picture: “Our house is very loud with five kids … Continue reading

christmas: these are a few of my favourite things
christmas / family life / homeschooling

christmas: these are a few of my favourite things

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorites things” Somehow I know I’m going to see a television replay of the Sound of Music this Christmas season.  It shares the value of home and family. That we … Continue reading

Ten Years Ago: How I Saw It Then & How I See It Now
home educating planning / homeschooling / parenting

Ten Years Ago: How I Saw It Then & How I See It Now

I began consistently writing at the same time I consistently began homeschooling. I sat in a Starbucks every Wednesday evening, ordered my pumpkin spice latte with whip and biscotti (cliché but true), opened my flip journal and wrote about my days, what me and my four kids did, who was learning what, and how we … Continue reading