School Happens: Other Homeschool Moms Make Me Feel Bad

Here's the thing: I read other homeschool blogs and moms are smiling as they let their children lead the way through the grace of an "unschooled" environment. Johnny is off writing his own book about rocket science and Mary is learning to be a fashion designer as she sews her life away. They don't need math or regular structured learning because they're so damn smart already that books are pretty much a waste of time. That's so NOT what things look like here. I wonder, am I alone in this?...more
dalm33 SuePatterson Just wondering how you're doing Dalm33? Somehow I missed this. Contact me at ... more

Getting Used to an Empty Nest During the Holidays

Another successful Hallmark-like Empty House Holiday and I’m back in my Empty Nest groove. In the past, I dreaded the first day of an empty house after a family gathering. I was always lonely, blue and feeling empty. Not anymore; I now have a strategy for transitioning back to a quiet, clean house and still relishing the craziness of having everyone home. This didn’t happen on day one but took months to set in....more
Thanks for writing this! I love the term, "empty house syndrome!" My kids are 23, 21, 18. None ... more

School Happens: Other Homeschool Moms Make Me Feel Bad

Here's the thing: I read other homeschool blogs and moms are smiling as they let their children lead the way through the grace of an "unschooled" environment. Johnny is off writing his own book about rocket science and Mary is learning to be a fashion designer as she sews her life away. They don't need math or regular structured learning because they're so damn smart already that books are pretty much a waste of time. That's so NOT what things look like here. I wonder, am I alone in this?...more
@Edulina I think it's PERFECTLY OK to let learning happen without worksheets and formality. I ... more

Happy Birthday & R.I.P. Edward Wolfe Faltynowski

A Life Full of Days... ...more
@garnet76 Hi Christine, I don't always check back here at Blogher. Yes, Eddie had a brother ... more

School Happens: Other Homeschool Moms Make Me Feel Bad

Here's the thing: I read other homeschool blogs and moms are smiling as they let their children lead the way through the grace of an "unschooled" environment. Johnny is off writing his own book about rocket science and Mary is learning to be a fashion designer as she sews her life away. They don't need math or regular structured learning because they're so damn smart already that books are pretty much a waste of time. That's so NOT what things look like here. I wonder, am I alone in this?...more
@Edulina Look for the learning in your everyday life. Things like following/reading recipes, ... more

School Happens: Other Homeschool Moms Make Me Feel Bad

Here's the thing: I read other homeschool blogs and moms are smiling as they let their children lead the way through the grace of an "unschooled" environment. Johnny is off writing his own book about rocket science and Mary is learning to be a fashion designer as she sews her life away. They don't need math or regular structured learning because they're so damn smart already that books are pretty much a waste of time. That's so NOT what things look like here. I wonder, am I alone in this?...more
@Edulina I'm so sorry this is beating you down so badly! BREATHE! You have a good plan, to just ... more

School Happens: Other Homeschool Moms Make Me Feel Bad

Here's the thing: I read other homeschool blogs and moms are smiling as they let their children lead the way through the grace of an "unschooled" environment. Johnny is off writing his own book about rocket science and Mary is learning to be a fashion designer as she sews her life away. They don't need math or regular structured learning because they're so damn smart already that books are pretty much a waste of time. That's so NOT what things look like here. I wonder, am I alone in this?...more
Adrienne, I haven't read all the comments here, or gone over to your blog - but I will! First, I ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your August Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily August NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
I'm going to start a weekly topic at my blog, Walk with Me Wednesdays. I'm going to share what ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your August Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily August NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Day 7 - Today is my little brother's birthday - we would have been 49. Sadly, he died 25 years ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your August Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily August NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Day 6 - When it comes to kids, it all boils down to One Little Word - ... more