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
family life / homeschooling / parenting

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

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

financially savvy kids
homeschooling / parenting / self-directed learning

financially savvy kids

We’ve been reaping the benefit of a financial children’s teaching program for four years. (This is the only gimmicky sales seminar I’ve ever purchased.) The program was hoping to teach me something about financially savvy kids (and also sell me their wares). And it has been worth every penny! We want our children to learn … Continue reading

February: loving my kids
family life / parenting

February: loving my kids

Love is spelled T-I-M-E we’re told. I have learned that despite homeschooling my children, I can easily not spend quality time with my kiddos. Since we are so often together driving in the car somewhere, or doing our weekday studies, making dinner or reading a book, it can be a challenge to set aside even … Continue reading