Why does our family homeschool? So we can customize the twins’ learning. To that end, we choose a variety of learning opportunities; some of which are considered extracurricular activities – art and music are the biggest in this category. However, I do not see them as “extracurricular,” I see them as part of who we […]
It’s that time of year again! Yep, the one where people have decided to homeschool because ___________ (insert reason), and they are terrified of messing it all up. Is this you? I completely understand how you feel, because I was too! You did what any caring parent would, and started researching accredited curriculum and other […]
That crazy “unschooling” word gets tossed around pretty regularly in the homeschooling community. Some people love the idea, and others think it’s a huge mistake. I think that the idea has merit, and the concept of locking our kids into 12 years of study in areas in which they have no interest is crazy. Isn’t […]
A non-homeschooling friend of mine mentioned a New Year’s Resolution she was making – something about making time for herself. I’m not sure what that idea even is anymore! I thought it sounded like fun, but I have never been big on new year’s resolutions. Frankly, if I can’t do it the rest of the […]
Those days where you can’t seem to do anything right, when everything you try, and everything you say just seems to anger your teens or soon-to-be teens makes you question yourself. Doubts creep up (or sometimes pounce) on you, and you wonder why no one ever told you that homeschooling would be this hard.