My 13 year old epitomizes the term "heavy sleeper." The worst part of my day has always been any time that I have to wake him up. Homeschool definitely makes that part easier because I can try to let him wake up naturally. Not always, though, because he has been known to sleep all day. … Continue reading I Hate Waking My Son Up
Dear Parents, This is Not Homeschooling
So due to the coronavirus pandemic, kids doing school at home has become a thing Some call it distance learning, virtual learning or online learning. Those all work. Call it what you want but don't call it homeschooling. Because it's not. What is homeschooling? Homeschooling is taking control of your child's education. It's finding a … Continue reading Dear Parents, This is Not Homeschooling
My Son Wasn’t Happy To Change Schools
I don't generally like change. Or change that doesn't involve chocolate or a new pet, anyway. But, the last couple of weeks have been full of change. After a lot of soul searching and discussing (some might say that I nagged), we made the decision to send William to a very small k12 private school. … Continue reading My Son Wasn’t Happy To Change Schools
Homeschool Fun With Insects
So, it looks like we are embarking on an unexpected insect adventure. Praying Mantises! I was volunteering in one of Antwan's co-op classes and the main teacher also teaches the bug class. She had approximately 200 Praying Mantises with her and was ready to distribute them to her class. I, of course, was all excited … Continue reading Homeschool Fun With Insects
New Homeschool Adventures…Kind Of.
If you've been following my blog then you know that we started this whole homeschooling thing because William had trouble with bullies at school. (If you haven't been following my blog, then , fyi, we started this whole homeschooling thing because William had trouble with bullies at school.) Before everything went down with the bullying, the … Continue reading New Homeschool Adventures…Kind Of.
I Wish Someone Else Had Adopted Me!
"I wish that someone else had adopted me!"I looked at my little girl, laying in a grouchy heap on the couch. I thought briefly about how it is better not to react to hurtful statements like that, how she didn't actually mean it, and how it's totally normal. But, since I was already in the … Continue reading I Wish Someone Else Had Adopted Me!
Home School, Take 2.
Wow, homeschool. I've been homeschooling since August and I've learned a few things. I've learned that I have much to learn, I've learned that homeschooling takes up a lot of your time (hence the serious shortage of blogging and posting), and I've learned that I really do love having my kids home with me. In … Continue reading Home School, Take 2.