Getting to the root of homeschool struggles

Getting to the root of homeschool struggles Have you ever had a problem that you kept throwing money at? Last year, not long after moving, our family desiccated into mummies.  Not really, but my son and I especially were dealing with some serious dry skin. First, I went the Target route. I would go through the...

Shelf space: Books to keep; books to cull

Shelf space: Books to keep; books to cull Last summer, I had given up looking for a new house. We’d been looking for months, which in house-hunting time feels like eons. We had seen so many oddities that I was losing hope. Finally, when we toured a house with side-by-side toilets I declared that I needed a...

Creating a simple, gentle unit study in 7 easy steps

Creating a simple, gentle unit study in 7 easy steps I don’t know how I first heard about Five in a Row. Maybe it was at one of those La Leche League meetings I attended with my baby, and later a baby and a preschooler. There were lots of homeschoolers there, sharing recipes for sugar-free desserts and talking about...

Summer planning when you have little ones

Summer planning when you have little ones Sometimes, I find it really hard to believe that my kids are 12 and 15. It seems like just a few minutes ago, they were 2 and 5, or at the most 5 and 8. I recall our earliest summers and they felt LONG. The problem was that without our usual routine, I felt a little...
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