Houses here on the island are built higher than wide. They are on pilings so that they’ll be up away from the tide when storms pass through. My house is three stories on top of pilings. Every time I go to the grocery store, I have to walk up four flights of stairs for each… Continue reading We built a pulley to lift our groceries!
I have always loved to read. I was a regular at the library as soon as I could ride my bike there, and I still read about an hour a day, usually right before bed. I assumed that my kids would be natural readers as well. My daughter does enjoy reading. She’s very picky about… Continue reading What to do if your kid hates to read…
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is nestled between the ocean on one side and the ferry dock on the other at the southern end of Hatteras Island. I wanted to take my kids since we live here now. I grew up in Hatteras, and I’m very proud of the fascinating history of the Outer… Continue reading Visiting the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
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