It’s been SUCH a long time since I’ve posted! I forgot about my Blog! (gasp! do people actually forget their blogs??) Yep, I sure did! I’ve taken the year off from homeschooling; the first year off in eight. I guess that makes me a traitor—I know that some would look at it that way. My […]
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!
We sold a house a little over a year ago to a family who had just moved here. They had homeschooled up until that school year, where they had their children in a School of Tomorrow school. (A homeschool curriculum-based school, set up with the publisher and attended half days by the students.) These people believe their children should NEVER socialize with anyone outside of their church, and go to great lengths to prevent them from doing otherwise.
I was contacted by a friend’s cousin the other day. She had just pulled her 8th grader out of school. She was being bullied and was basically miserable at school. She’d begged her mom to pull her out since school started this year.
Who takes care of the homeschool mom? Homeschool moms care for the children, the meals, the laundry, the housework, appointments, and are the taxi driver to and from to and from point a to point B. Mommas take care of everyone around them, and yet the one person most often neglected when it comes to […]
For the third time in 11 months, I’m looking for a new laptop. The boys got a laptop for school in December 2014. Both are taking online classes, so a laptop made sense. One could work on the home PC while the other worked on the laptop, and I still had my trusty HP Envy […]
I wrote a post a couple of years ago about the Civil Air Patrol and homeschooling. CAP is a fantastic junior military program for students ages 13+ interested in possibly going into the service after high school. I received an email this week from the Director of Aerospace Education, Washington State Wing of CAP explaining […]
My 13-year old has always been interested in Ancient Japan. He is also interested in China, Germany, Mexico, Italy, and pretty much any other country that has a different culture than ours. He will be our world traveler when he’s older because other cultures fascinate him. Last semester, at the school he was able to take […]
If there is a way to make homeschooling easier, I’m all ears. I like to write. It’s what I do. But I’m not a writing teacher. It’s no secret that I struggle in the area of teaching writing to my kids. I’m a blogger. It should be easy, right? I love to read. Teaching literature […]
Homeschooling with Autism is different sometimes. Me: So is your writing assignment ready to turn in to Miss Liz? D1: (Silence) Me: Please bring me the laptop so I can see your writing. D1 (10 minutes later, minus laptop): Hey Mom, did you know that if you put a Bh and an HH into a […]
Finding non-traditional high school literature studies is not easy. You know I’m always searching for ways to adjust curriculum for my son. His Autism forces me to be flexible and creative, or at least find resources that are. Literature and writing are his areas of biggest struggle. We incorporate media so that he can be […]