Great Quote

Especially now that the end of school year is on the horizon, I tend to fret about what I've done. Did I reach my sons? Am I preparing them well enough?Then, I came across this quote tonight and remembered my real goals for homeschooling....more

How Do You Handle an Advanced Reader?

So, what do you do with an advanced reader?My oldest is eight, and I recently realized that he reads at about a high school level. While I'm delighted on one level, I'm realizing that this creates a new problem. How much should I monitor his reading?...more

I have struggled with this same problem ever since my 9 year old was 5.  By the middle ...more

Would Someone Please Explain the "Home" Part of Homeschooling to Me Again?

On occasion, I've been drawn into discussions with people who are not involved with homeschooling.  If they do not understand how homeschooling works, I attempt to answer their questions cordially. It seems, however, that some assume my children never leave the house or see the world....more

It was one of those (homeschooling days. . .

I spent a good part of the day, composing this post in my head. I was all ready to vent away about my awful homeschooling day. It was one of those days when I felt like I made no connection with my boys. I was frustrated by my oldest's social studies lesson. He was supposed to research the accomplishments of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and Frankin Roosevelt's New Deal, then create a new government program. This was a single day's lesson, mind you  Excuse me!...more

I suffer from the same problem so often it isn't funny.  I stay up late too many times ...more

Back to (Home)School

So, I survived our first week back to home schooling after the winter break. I'll readily admit that I dreaded it.Keeping a routine is not my strong point. I laughed at the idea of having scheduled feedings or naptimes for the boys when they were infants. My philosophy was feed them when they are hungry, put them to bed when they are tired, and try not to mix the two up....more

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Spring Fever and Homeschooling

I'm homeschooling my three active boys.  Spring has arrived in all of its glory out here in Northern CA. I'm now facing over two months of school with three boys each of whom has one foot headed out the door. To be honest, I can't blame them. By the time we are finished with the year, the heat will be up. And I'd like to be outside in my garden as well.  So, what are all of you doing to survive terminal spring fever?   ...more