Category: Homeschooling

Thanksgiving Day 3


Gray. Wet. Cold. Sounds muted by the constant drizzle outside the window.  The kids and I finished up our lessons, ate a bite, snuggled up and settled down in the family room for an afternoon of reading. I chose Helen Keller.  Completely captivated by… Continue Reading “Thanksgiving Day 3”

Sometimes a girl just needs to cry


he started to pout and grumble a little bit. I asked her to check her attitude before we had to do some discipline. A few minutes later she was in full-on fit mode: obstinate, fussy, kicking her feet under the table. Then she started to scream and cry — a rather fake cry, if you ask me. Not having any idea what triggered this outburst, and not getting any answer from her about it, I asked her to go stand in the corner.

More thoughts on educating my children


Education. I think about it nearly every single day. Before I taught my first official lesson as a home school mom, I set goals for what I want my children to know and be able to do by the time they leave our home.… Continue Reading “More thoughts on educating my children”

Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?


Feed readers may need to click to my blog to see the video. It’s about 20 minutes long, but worth your time to listen.

Splashpads, Funnel Cakes, and Happy Trees (Field Trip Part 6)


(Click here for part 5) We grabbed some lunch and headed over to Guthrie Smith Park. Fayette recently installed a “green” play area they call The Splashpad. This was the kids’ favorite part, I think. Noah, my sweet child, spent most of the time… Continue Reading “Splashpads, Funnel Cakes, and Happy Trees (Field Trip Part 6)”

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