Many parents feel overwhelmed by summer because they are used to kids being in public school, but since we homeschool it isn't an adjustment for us. Still, our days get longer and hotter and our schedule relaxes. Something about the heat seems to bring out the sibling squabbling, but being outside is a wonderful release [...]
With five children ages 8 years to 5 months, it's important to find time alone with each child. It can be difficult, but I have found going food shopping or doing other errands together is one of the best ways to get regular alone time together.
My oldest child, Miss Noemi Rose, turned 7! She loves giraffes and all animals, so she asked for a party at the zoo. We went to the Turtle Back Zoo in South Orange NJ. I can't believe my first baby is 7 now. She is intelligent, beautiful, and a wonderful help to me. I couldn't [...]
Winter is winding down, slowly warming up for the newness of spring. Here in New Jersey, we had 6in of snowfall followed immediately by warm weather. Our backyard changed from a pile of snow, to a sheet of ice, to mushy mud galore. So, what does a homeschooling family do when the weather magically turns [...]