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.
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
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
We just finished studying ancient Egypt. This was my daughter’s favorite project from our study, and it’s EASY! It could even double as a Halloween costume. Materials: One brown paper bag Glue Black yarn Markers for decorating (we used gold and black sharpies) Instructions: Start by cutting out your headdress. I cut from the top… Continue reading Ancient Egypt Headdress and Armbands
This week we continued our study of the digestive system. We covered the liver and pancreas. The liver makes bile, which is used by our bodies to break down fat in the small intestine. We did this science experiment to show how bile works. Materials: Milk (at least 2% fat) Food Coloring Dish soap cotton… Continue reading Digestive System Science Experiment: How Does Bile Break Down Fat?
I would love to homeschool, but for many reasons I can’t do it this year. I work and my husband just isn’t ready to give up the extra income. Since I can’t homeschool, I try to do a lot of homeschool-esque activities with my kids. I see school as free daycare. I don’t think my… Continue reading The Halfway Homeschool