School: Our Multi-Generational Struggle

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” -Margaret Mead...more

Homeschool

A lot of people have been wondering how are homeschool is going and I am so happy to share this awesome curriculum with you. It’s been so nice to follow our own schedule and has made our lives super flexible. We can work ahead, take longer breaks or even break out work at the dinner table. My little guy enjoys school so much it feels more like an activity to him versus “work”. And with our crazy busy schedules it’s nice to spend so much quality time together....more

Five Questions That Make This Homeschooling Mama Crazy (Nablopomo Day 9)

*This post is Day Nine of the January Nablopomo 30-day blogging challenge hosted by BlogHer....more
dustyksanoon That's a great one! I heard a little boy answer that question once, "it depends ...more

Grocery Store Math for Kids

One of the best things about homeschooling is that you can make learning happen anywhere!  I have enjoyed turning even the most mundane activities into a learning experience for Emma.  I feel like I often missed out on teaching our children basic life skills because we were so caught up in the craziness of school, sports and just life in general.  One of my goals this year is to slow down and teach her some valuable life skills that will help her be a more well-rounded individual as an adult....more

Family Moments: Weaving

A little peek into our real life.  We recently purchased a weaving tool.  We are working on a scarf.  What a blessing to work together to create practical beauty....more

Reflections of an old school, homeschool mom

It's decision-making time again. Do you send the kid back to school or bite the bullet and homeschool? Tough choice either way. It has been 10 years since my last homeschool outing. I have seen the outcome of a variety of homeschool philosophies. Analyzing my methods and other homeschool methods, I ask, did they work, did my efforts pay off?...more

Why I'm following Common Core for our Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling is a big undertaking and there are a lot of decision that must be made from your teaching method to your curriculum to extracurriculars to enrichment classes.  It’s a lot to think about, contemplate and making big decisions is not something I’m really good at.  I’m constantly thinking about things from every angle and contemplating every possible scenario....more

We're Just not "School" People...

It’s been a long summer.  8 weeks in, we accomplished less than I expected but we did make one major decision.  After three years, three programs and three schools in two countries, we came to a conclusion: we’re just not “school” people....more

Our Parents Suffered Too: Thoughts on Modesty, Purity, and the Culture That Shaped Us

We were extreme. We kissed dating goodbye and fell in love with courtship. We swung the pendulum so far in one direction that we forgot what the middle ground was like. So what is happening next? We swing it the opposite way. We hear the words---.modesty.purity.courtship.---even homeschool---and we run.And then...we blame our parents....more
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