At the beginning of the summer I installed a countdown application on my cell phone. I set the app to count down the number of days until we begin school again in September. I thought that by regularly seeing the number of days remaining in our vacation each time that I looked at my phone, … Continue reading Counting the Days
Choosing a curriculum can seem like a daunting task, but sometimes the task is not even necessary. Before learning about and entering the world of homeschooling, my son attended a public preschool for a few hours each week. I thought that's what you were “supposed” to do when your child reached a certain age. Sure, … Continue reading Do You Need a Preschool Curriculum?
So, the school year is officially over in our home and I'm already thinking about next year. It seems I'm not alone because in the past week two moms have asked me about curriculum choices. In particular, they were both asking about online courses. This has been on my mind lately as well. How do … Continue reading How to Choose an Online Class
As the school year winds down, it's a good time to reflect on the overall health of your homeschool. How are you doing? How are your kids doing? It's also a good time to think about the decisions that you've made this year. How many of those decisions were made out of fear? It's certainly … Continue reading Letting Go of Fear
As I sat and listened to each of the children read their short stories, I was amazed. These kids had excellent writing skills. It didn't take long for my enjoyment and wonder to turn to negativity as my inner critic emerged. “My kids can't write like that,” I thought, “I must be a failure.” Oh, … Continue reading Quieting the Inner Critic