homeschool parenting: everything I needed to learn I learned as a homeschool parent, or will learn someday
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homeschool parenting: everything I needed to learn I learned as a homeschool parent, or will learn someday

I had no idea what I would have to learn to be a homeschool parent. Some days, I think back to my idealizing notions of homeschooling and I don’t think I knew what I was signing up for (no, I don’t think…I know I didn’t). I wonder if I would have had the fortitude or the willingness to learn … Continue reading

homeschooling: living the balanced life
family life / homeschooling / parenting / what we do

homeschooling: living the balanced life

Homeschooling and Living the Balanced Life=an Oxymoron??? Lots of juggling. Lots of interruptions. Lots of squirmishes. Too busy, they say. Hard to argue. There’s not a lot of hours in the day unaccounted for. I certainly get a generous share of the kid’s struggles, arguments, ‘discussions’. If I could delete this out of our daily life, I really would, … Continue reading

food for creative thought: how I incorporate writing into daily life
homeschooling / organize life while homeschooling / write

food for creative thought: how I incorporate writing into daily life

Writing. It’s the adult voice in my child-oriented world. It’s the ear that always listens when a human ear isn’t available. It’s the transmission of mind to paper when a surge of artistic intention burns through. For me, that’s writing. It could be pottery. Or oil painting. Cabinetry. Cooking. Or chess strategy. For me, I must. I … Continue reading