“Read me a story please?” Kids’ books today tend to be watered-down versions of what used to be great literature. What many people don’t realize is that many of yesterday’s meaty reads for youth are still available in digital form. A goldmine of high-quality literature can be found if you just know where to look. Our […]
Homeschooling Blog Posts
The majority of my content is about homeschooling, and this page is where you will find every single post.
Our methods, schedule, and even students have changed over the past 19 years. We've tried almost everything! Learn from our successes and our failures.
Homeschooling is a journey and no one does it perfectly. We ALL learn on the job.
Whether you're homeschooling a child with special needs, trying to find the perfect math curriculum, or homeschooling high school for the very first time, there is help and encouragement here for you!
I had my mammogram today. I didn’t mean to put it off, I just forgot about it. Repeatedly. It’s not like I was afraid of the unknown. I’ve had a dozen of them before. Well, maybe I was a little afraid. I need to know but don’t WANT to know, you know? But really, I’ve […]
Homeschooling and living on a tight budget sometimes conflict. There just aren’t a lot of great “sales” on curriculum. There aren’t curriculum mega-stores offering 20% off all Language Arts on Fridays, or buy-one, get one free deals for math manipulatives. Have you ever BOUGHT math manipulatives?! They are what I consider to be a good investment. […]
My son wants to go to college. Maybe my high-functioning, Autism Spectrum teenager will go to college eventually. Maybe he will be able to organize and focus himself enough to tackle the course load that college guarantees. But what if he can’t? Talk in education circles always tends toward thoughts of rigorous curriculum and college […]
Growing up, literature was my escape. It was my enjoyment, my time waster, and much of my early writing in middle school was prompted by things that I read. English was my best subject, with literature study being my favorite part (because of the reading, not because I enjoyed dissecting it.) I still love reading, […]