Charlie and the clueless library staff

I try very hard not to think negatively. It's an experiment. I'm told being kind is good for me. I'm trying it. It's work. I mean, hard work. And if you know me, you know why. I believe I hold the world record in withering flash criticism.I bitch. A lot.Whence my experiment in kindness and positive thinking (not the "I CAN DO THIS!" kind of positive thinking, the "absence of negative thinking" kind).BUT!!! It's hard......more

Aiming for Mastery

This time of year, many homeschool moms start discussing mastery.How do you know when students have mastered a subject and are ready to move on to the next level? Some experts recommend that you complete at least 75% of a textbook to consider it credit-worthy.But, what if you don’t use a textbook? Or, what if you switch curriculum mid-year?...more

June Window Transparency - Free Template

This month, I tried to use more kite paper and less silhouette in my June window transparency....more

Homeshooling, Unschooling, Worldschooling, Online High School, why so many schooling labels?

 I put my first daughter, Teen Kiddo, in preschool when she turned a year and a half, I didn´t really put much thought into it....more

Can We Really Talk About Homeschooling?

In January, I decided to homeschool my kids.Why are you laughing? Kinda trying to be serious over here. I really did. No, seriously.No, I didn’t bump my head. No, I’m not on drugs. And no, I don’t have a degree in education....more

Science Experiment: Build a Working Archimedes' Screw!

 A perfect use for recycling two-liter plastic “soda” bottles!...more

Homeschooling is a Lifestyle Choice

We've been house hunting for over a year and finally a few months ago put our current home up for sale and one of the top selling points of our current home is the great location.We live walking distance to a Super Target as well as a ton of restaurants and other stores. We are also only 1/2 a mile from the local elementary school which is part of one of the best school zones in South Florida....more

Touchable Tuesday- Our Home-made Reading a Writing Kit

It was perfect timing for me to come across your post. I look forward to checking out some of ...more

Hacking the idea of traditional homeschooling

The first portion of my education was handled by nuns. Although there were other teachers, the nuns served as school principals and shaped my little mind and didn't teach me enough science....more