Kids Cooking Could Be The Best Idea EVER

Online video teaches kids to cook at their pace

Summer is starting to wind down around here. We have two more weeks before we dig out the books and start my 14th year of homeschooling. That number makes me slightly queasy. I’ve graduated one child, but I have four more to go. That means 11 more years. Now, I’m definitely queasy. You know something […]

Take The Bite Out of Homeschool Planning with Homeschool Tracker

Do you hear the Jaws music? School starts soon!

I interrupt our regularly scheduled do-nothing-related-to-school summer routine to bring you an important service announcement. Namely, homeschool planning. I know. Those voices in my head again. This time it’s like the music from the movie, Jaws. Homeschool starts in August at our house. The shark is coming to get me. Besides incorporating media with our […]

Interrupting Summer For A Word About Homeschool Planning

Use media to add sight & sound to learning without adding headaches to your day

While we’re officially on summer break from homeschool, that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking ahead to how I want to plan for the next school year. Is homeschool planning ever very far away from the mind of the homeschool mom? No. It’s not. Sometimes, it’s like voices in my head. Not like Jack Nicholson in […]

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Can You Work AND Homeschool? I Do

It’s tough getting by on one income. Like tight with a capital T. I quit working full time when I was pregnant with my second child, the week after I finished my MBA. Great timing? We thought we were in pretty good shape. No debt, except the mortgage. A little savings. A budget. Boy, were […]

Testing My Resolution to Do Less

I expounded on my resolution to do less this year instead of more, but I have met my first resistance. The decision to re-up for another year of homeschool co-op looms on our horizon.  I thought I had a pretty good case to not return when I examined a few realistic facts. Fact #1: Expenses […]

Not Normal #2: Do Less, Not More

I am a habitual over-committer.  I can always find more to do until I make the Mad Hatter look like he’s on tranquilizers. Of course, when you look at just my normal life, you would think I have a reason to be busy.  I mean, I have five kids.  Just keeping them all alive is […]

Mid-Year Homeschool Update…Just Keep Swimming

We jumped back into school today with renewed vigor and determination.  Yeah, right.  Well, my kindergartner did, anyway.  I heard her screaming because her older sister said she was going to get her books ready.  The K-child flew into a rage demanding to go first.  Why couldn’t they all have her desire to “do school”?  […]

Preschoolers Prove to be Adept at Selfies

When the preschooler gets the phone, she has fun texting her dad, friends and sometimes random strangers. My friends just respond to her silly texts with “Hi, Emma!” Her dad responds with, “Give the phone back to your mom!”  Then, “stop.”  Then, “STOP.”  Then, “When I get home!” Sorry Dr. Dentist.  I promise, I removed your […]

First Semester Behind Us, and All is Well

We have entered our ninth week of the school year.  This is the week we usually take a break, however all my students did not finish their work.  So, they will use their week off to catch up.  So sad. What did we do during our first semester?  Well, see for yourself. Our first week […]