It’s Never Too Early to Learn a New Language!

It’s Never Too Early to Learn a New Language! I studied Spanish all through high school and college, taught myself French (sort of) for fun one summer, learned various phrases to help me get by during all my European travels, and sat down to seriously study Italian when I met my husband G, who lived in Rome for 5...

Holiday Time when Your Family is Anti-Homeschool

Holiday Time when Your Family is Anti-Homeschool Now that it’s November, all the stores – and maybe your family home – are decorated for the holidays. It’s a special time of the year, full of wonderful traditions and memory-making events. But for some folks, it’s also the time of year...

12 Unexpected Things I Love About Homeschooling

12 Unexpected Things I Love About Homeschooling I love homeschooling. Even when it’s hard – even when it doesn’t look like I wish it did – I love this life. I enjoy most of the standard things – I like the freedom to choose curriculum that works for us, and I feel truly lucky that I get to spend...

Children and Chores: Start ‘Em Early!

Children and Chores: Start ‘Em Early! Back when I was in the classroom, I developed a “teach them to fish” mentality with all sorts of administrative tasks that could take away my (oh, so limited) time to actually teach the kids. I would cringe when I’d see other teachers spending their precious planning...

When Skill Learning Gets Messy

When Skill Learning Gets Messy I was talking with a friend the other day about doing school work with kids. Her kids are in public school; mine are homeschooled. But we both agreed that our biggest problem with school work is the same: telling the difference between skill issues and character...
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