Summer is here, and maybe you have a reluctant reader in your house (like I do). Or maybe you want to keep an organized list of what books your child reads this summer. In any case, a simple reading log can be an encouragement to children and a reminder to parents to keep reading this [...]
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 [...]
Sometimes I feel so defeated as a mother. Are we allowed to speak this truth? Child of my own flesh and blood, yet she remains a mystery to me. I try to build strong walls to keep her from turning to the right or to the left, but I am reminded of my human frailty.
One of the best decisions I have made after deciding to homeschool our children was to join a local Facebook homeschooling group. We have already had so much fun doing outdoor activities with other families, and really look forward to more cooperative learning. Last week the husband and I took the girls to a near [...]
Today the girls and I (and hubby) went for a walk at a local state park with some other homeschooling families. Our oldest is 5, so we are new to officially homeschooling but I sure like what I see so far! We decided to homeschool for a lot of reasons, but one of them was [...]