the homeschool dad
homeschooling / parenting

the homeschool dad

He just turned Toby Keith on Spotify after a half hour of listening to Spamalot. We each have a glass in hand: Me with Spanish Temperanillo and Him a glass of Moosehead. “I want to talk about me,” the song from Toby Keith, is playing, coincidentally…and we will talk about him…because I’ve asked if I can … Continue reading

Why I Homeschool
family life / homeschooling / life aspirations / parenting

Why I Homeschool

I was asked the other day why I homeschool. Sigh. How not to answer in essay format. After eleven years, I have so many reasons now. How do I be succinct? Why do I homeschool? Because living in this world, discovering all that it has to offer is intriguing, interesting, and energizing; and I wouldn’t want … Continue reading

New to Homeschool? How to Spend Eighteen Years with Your Kids
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New to Homeschool? How to Spend Eighteen Years with Your Kids

I don’t mean the years where half the day is spent finding everything for their backpack, dropping them and their permission forms off at school for 0830, then seeing them again at 3. I mean eighteen years, 8-3 included. I mean bad dreams at midnight turning into five hour cuddles…three people in a queen bed and … Continue reading

doubt in your homeschool choice
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doubt in your homeschool choice

DOUBT. That five letter word that occupies all that choose a less than conventional educational route for our children, and less than conventional lifestyle choice for our family, is all too familiar. Really though, you have a child = you have doubts. You sign up for doubts and fears when you hold that little one … Continue reading

ten lessons from ten homeschool years
homeschool planning / homeschooling / parenting / philosophy / self-directed learning / 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

to my husband, I see you
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to my husband, I see you

I see you. I see your incredible participation and contribution. The busiest time of our family life. Certainly the most challenging. This Father’s Day weekend, we transition into a different kind of parenting, as we graduate one of our daughters. It’s all a lot. Very much, a lot. Three teenage girls. Uber driving for kids’ jobs … Continue reading