Culture of Creativity

Culture of CreativityNovember 20, 2013 by Zoie at TouchstoneZ...more

Learning at Home- A Little Structure

Seeking balance in the way I spend my day, I "BE" with my three year old. Seeking a way for her to have freedom in her day and for both of us to the enough structure to lead us intentionally though our day, to keep us from spending too much time on the computer or hopping from one thing to another with really "being" with any one thing. Trying something I'm calling Smarts. ...more

Happy Fall Y'all ~ 2013 Edition

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10 Reasons Why I Homeschool

People regularly ask me why our family homeschools. I came up with a list of 10 reasons (there are more) along with a few negatives that sometimes make me question why we homeschool. My kids are currently in third grade, second grade and preschool (age four)....more
@mcknittles Wow, that's really awesome that you found those classes. You know your son better ...more

Back to School: 12 Bloggers Share Feelings, High Fives and Tips

In case you didn't notice, it's Back-to-School time. It's honestly one of my favorite times to be on Facebook; I love all of the smiling pictures of kids in their new school clothes with the hair cuts and new backpacks and fresh looks. Of course, this year felt a bit more bittersweet as I had to share a picture of my baby heading off to Kindergarten. Weep. All the same, I've been reading through so many back-to-school posts with smiles (and tears and laughs and everything in between). I thought I'd share some with you today so you can smile/laugh/cry/weep with me. Power in numbers, you guys. ...more
My server has been down today!! (so frustrating) They're working on it...more

Are You Interested in Guest Blogging?

I'm looking for other homeschooling bloggers who would like to post guest posts on my blog, as well as accept guest posts on their blogs. If you're interested, please let me know!If you have checked out my family blog, you'll notice I haven't updated it in quite a while. I'm working on it...so, I'm not quite ready for posts on that site just yet. Soon. :-)I look forward to hearing back from you!Jennifer...more

A Guide to Homeschool High School Transcripts & Record Keeping

In our last installment, Planning the High School Years Part 1, we talked about how important it is to plan out the courses your child wishes to take over the 4 high school years. Today, we are going to delve into the world of high school transcripts and record keeping. I think this may be the part that scares a lot of homeschooling parents; the thought of having to keep records that will have such an influence on their child's educational future is intimidating. However, taking it step by step will make it easier....more

Homeschooling the High School Years - the Planning Stage

Homeschooling through the high school years scares a lot of families. In fact, I know a lot of people who home school their children until high school, then put them in public school. But it doesn't have to be scary! I, too, have a new high school student as of this fall, so I am going to walk through the 4 year high school curriculum planning process with you....more

Little Black Bear Break-In, Plus Bear Facts

They have five toes, each with a well-developed claw.  The adults weigh between 100-350 pounds, and they are, well, as cute as teddy bears. Hello California black bears! Some say they are dangerous but aren’t all wild animals? In some areas, especially near, or in, the national parks and forests, they have been known to break into restaurants and houses, causing many upsets. I know it is inconvenient, to say the least, but, I must ask, isn’t this their forest and park?  Do humans not leave food and trash out to tempt them?...more
Thank you Jane!  I am happy to hear of your involvement in Defenders of Wildlife, the animals ...more