The Five-Second Rule of Homeschooling: What About Socialization?

Ever since my partner and I decided that the private school our kids have attended for the past three years was beyond our budget for the indefinite future, and that we would homeschool for as long as we need to, I keep hearing the same thing: “What about socialization?”...more
I have homeschooled for over 21 years, run homeschool groups, and teach groups of homeschoolers. ...more

The Blog is Being Audited...yuck! Made you look!

 I’m taking some time from my usual blogging for this very important announcement….I’m auditing my blog.  Yikes! Why you may ask?  Because it’s time to take a long hard look at my blog, where it’s been and where it’s going....more

Best Friends, Bucket Lists and the Newspaper!


Bullying...Is it only for the Schools?

 Is bullying limited to the public schools only?  It doesn’t take me long to answer that question.  Of course, the answer is no.  Bullying does seem to be on the rise and it seems meaner than ever.  The video below proves it.  If you haven’t seen it, watch it.  Just know the original version of the video was over 10 minutes long and contains language so bad that none of the news can show it to you.  ...more

Homeschool journey coming to an end - A new beginning for Athena.

I have been homeschooling Athena since she was a little over 2. It's been one of the highlights of parenting for me and she has really excelled. She always asks to get her schoolbooks down and for me to pull up her school sites. (I talked about our favorites here and here. ...more

My Skinny List 2012

Here it is…”My Skinny List”!  I got it done, but I’m sure I’ll be adding to it as I think of things.  So how do I feel after making this list?  I feel good.  I thought it might depress me, but it is actually liberating.  Now I want to hurry up and get started on it! Don’t laugh too hard at the things I want to be able to do or be able to do better.  Some of these things I can already do, it will just be easier or look better when I lose the weight. ...more

Skinny List


Shopping for Homeschool?

I just got my first book published on CurrClick's website!  I'm so excited!  Can you tell?  My book is called "Girlfriend's Guide 2 Homeschool Conferences".  It's jam-packed with ideas and tips for  getting the most out of your local conference, bookfair or all around homeschool shopping.  I've also included tons of worksheets to help with your planning and shopping....more

Finished My Book!

Today's Homeschool Lesson in Math: Mega Millions!

Cool Boy is only 4 years old, but he's rocking the kindergarten homeschool curriculum! He's so advanced that I decided that today's lesson would be about integers, randomness, and working with a bounded set.Knowing that our readers are a well-educated bunch, I know that I don't have to review what integers are, but some of you might need a refresher on what exactly a bounded set is. Heck, I got an A in Calculus III in college, and I still needed Wikipedia's help to make sure....more