Note: I didn’t touch the details of this story for a year, and I share it now as an example of the type of bullying our kids are bound to encounter, even if they are somehow spared from it during childhood. I think Anne Lamott said it well in Bird by Bird: “You own everything… More Are our homeschoolers immune from bullying? Should they be?
I’m going to get a call from Amazon. It’s going to be my friend Ben, who I talk to all the time. Ben always feels terrible for me. Like that time I tried to get a crazy deal on the Outlander mega-pack but was too late — Ben was crushed for me. I’m sure it… More What I bought for our first day of school (and why)
This post was sponsored by DawnSignPress. I was given two DVDs for review and was also compensated for my time. All opinions expressed are my own. When my children were babies, we taught them some simple signs. I can still remember each of them sitting in their high chairs, signing for more cereal and for bananas, which… More Encouraging independent, natural language learning
Biscuits are so satisfying. I mean beyond the crunchy, salty, buttery goodness. They’re really satisfying to make on a slow, quiet morning. With just a few ingredients, and a few minutes, you can really get in there, you know? Like with your hands. You can squish little squares of butter into soft flour and add some… More Biscuits and going bananas.
I’ve been homeschooling for 7 years, I haven’t graduated one kid, and I switch things up ALL THE TIME. So let’s face it — I don’t know everything about homeschooling. On the other hand, 7 years is a fair amount of time, and I’m still at it, and I am really good (if I do say so… More 10 ways to start easy this homeschool year
This weekend, I did something amazing. I hopped in my car and went to see my sister’s family, all by myself. They were spending the weekend in Indiana, which is only One. State. Away!! And so I grabbed a lunch and downloaded a new audiobook and brought a change of clothes and my camera and everything… More Tales of a part-time saint
You know what time it is, right? It’s homeschool planning time. Sure, I mean, some of us plan at other times throughout the year, but many, many of us are thinking right now about the year ahead — about fresh notebooks and newly sharpened pencils. I blame Target. Plus, it turns out that I’ve been… More It’s the most wonderful time of the year