principles for homeschool sanity by Julie Bogart in ‘the brave learner’
homeschooling

principles for homeschool sanity by Julie Bogart in ‘the brave learner’

I’m rereading “The Brave Learner”, Julie Bogart’s offering, before I get started on another year of homeschooling. This girlfriend is the voice inside my head encouraging me on, giving me tools and generally just getting me at any step of my journey. Check her out on YouTube. Then read one of her half dozen books … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: taking care of mama’s socialization
home educating and daily life / homeschooling

homeschool mama self-care: taking care of mama’s socialization

Interesting that homeschool moms are questioned about their kids’ socialization. Meanwhile, kids are being transported to many activities every week: co-op, science classes, theatre or piano practice, baseball games, playdates, jobs. It’s the mamas that are driving, coordinating, managing a house, helping small children, and teaching lessons. By the end of the day, mama is … Continue reading

homeschool science: apologia & beyond
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling

homeschool science: apologia & beyond

In this house, we love science. Discovering how things work, how they function, playing with ingredients, memorizing the elements of the Periodic Table, assembling boxes of physics activities, and performing chemistry experiments, reading on plate tectonics or atomic theory, we’ve done a little bit of everything over the years. (And it’s not because dad is … Continue reading