Planning Christmas School

Planning Christmas School Last week, I had one of those experiences that made me really grateful for how unexpected life can be. My friend Cait and I talked to a favorite author for The Homeschool Sisters Podcast. Except it was bigger than that – I actually got a chance to talk to...

Hit the reset button with Order and Wonder

Hit the reset button with Order and Wonder As the holidays (and the new year!) approach, we homeschoolers are starting to feel a bit of a strain with regards to our learning schedules and really, we’re just all so ready for a break. Many of us take the holidays completely off, depart from our “regularly...

It’s Not a Contest: When Things Feel Hard

It’s Not a Contest: When Things Feel Hard I met a mom yesterday. She has 4 kids – the youngest two are twins. I never had twins, so I turned to my friend Michelle whose twins are now 14.  “Are you having flashbacks?” I asked. She nodded in a way that said yes, and also hinted at a little PTSD that...

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...

The Importance of Writing for Young Children

The Importance of Writing for Young Children Because of my years spent in the classroom, I get lots of questions from new homeschooling parents asking about expectations. Usually these questions are tinged with an edge of panic, as these (usually) moms want to teach all the things, but they quickly realize that...

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...
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