I listened to a podcast the other day on the topic of women’s work and how many of our ideas about men’s vs. women’s work are a holdover from the Victorian era, when the Industrial Revolution began in Europe. I think every woman with children has felt at some point that she had to make… Continue reading How Homeschooling Empowers Women
One of the best things about homeschool is the flexibility it gives you in catering a curriculum to your child’s needs. If you have a large budget, you can incorporate things like museum visits, travel, and cultural events like the opera or ballet. There are innumerable kits and STEM toys that will enhance your kid’s… Continue reading How to Homeschool on a Budget
If you’re considering homeschool for your children, this post is for you. I’m going into my fourth year as a homeschooling mom, and while that hardly makes me an expert, I’ve become very confident in my own ability to educate my children and I feel that I can pass on some of that confidence to… Continue reading So you want to homeschool…
When people think about sending their kid off to public school, they assume that their child be will educated in a neutral way, a way that doesn’t push a particular religion or try to indoctrinate children into a particular way of thinking. After all, we have separation of church and state in this country, and… Continue reading Public school is not neutral.
When I pulled my son out of public school last year to homeschool him, I noticed some troubling things. He had zero attention span. When I was a kid, I could get out the giant box of Barbies and play for HOURS. My son is 9 now and he can’t do anything for hours, except… Continue reading I wish I could throw out my TV…
I am now 3 and a half years into my homeschool journey. I started by pulling one kid out of public school because she was miserable, and ended up pulling the other kid too, simply because I fell in love with homeschooling and wanted both of my children to experience it. Here is what I’ve… Continue reading What I Learned in My First 3 Years of Homeschooling
Recently we were invited on a trip to Destin, Florida with friends who had rented a condo and had extra space. It was one of those situations where I could think of a thousand reasons not to go (mostly financial), but then I realized that my kids are only little once and we have to… Continue reading Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Florida
It’s graduation season and all the high school seniors are leaving the nest and heading off into the big wide world. I hear people ask them where they’re going to college, as if it’s a given. All the ones I know do happen to be going to college, but I sort of wish at least… Continue reading You don’t have to go to college, but you should educate yourself…
Have you ever heard of geocaching? It’s basically a modern day treasure hunt using GPS technology. You use latitude and longitude coordinates to follow a map and find a hidden treasure. We use the geocaching app on my smart phone and it’s easy enough for my 8 year old to figure it out. It’s a… Continue reading Learn latitude and longitude with geocaching!
I pulled my daughter out of public school at Christmas of her second grade year. I remember that day very clearly. I was both terrified and defiant as I walked into her elementary school office that day to fill out the paperwork. I knew in my gut that this was something I had to do… Continue reading Reflections on 3 Years of Homeschooling