Over the last couple of weeks, I have had several homeschooling moms ask me about my curriculum for this year. Although I understand the school season is beginning, I admit my deeply intellectual response resembled, “Ummmm…..I dunno yet!” I’m not sure what happened this summer, but there must have been a rift in the space-time […]
I looked at my calendar this week, and was shocked to notice it’s already August. It seems it was only a few days ago we sat our school books aside for a much needed summer break. As summer will soon fade to fall, I must face the final decisions on curriculum and plan school year […]
I love the blunt questions my kids ask. A while ago my son asked, “Why do we need money?” The question sparked a lively discussion on the basics of economics; causing him to change his question to “How can I get more money?”
We have enjoyed a trip to Seattle and taken in a number of kid friendly attractions. The littles thought they were enjoying some school free days, but decided our outings were more like amazing field trips.
Getting through a school day, and maintaining harmony, can often prove challenging. Add in a busy preschooler who becomes under-challenged, and chaos often ensues. That was the scene at my house last week. Regardless of the many activities I rotate through Little Bear’s work boxes, she was in need of some new busy bags. All […]
I was sure an opportunity for learning had fallen into our laps. We agreed to let the boys get a new pet if they did some research.
The beginning of a new year marks the end of our holiday break. Is anyone experiencing resistance in resuming a back to school routine?? I have to admit, the resistance in our house is not only from the littles. With the turn our holiday took, I’m struggling to get back into routine. Having made no […]
I am amazed that Christmas is next week. It feels like just yesterday I was preparing for a summer outing with only a hint of homeschool curriculum in my thoughts. I’m not sure how the time passed so quickly, but with it went many activities and thoughts of great blog posts. With a few quiet […]
When illness hits our household, our busy pace is forced to slow. When activities are missed, slowing down is met with resistance. Recently, a sick Little Bear found herself stuck at home with mom while the boys were off on an outing with dad. No amount of playing seemed to lift her glum spirits, until […]
I have a confession to make. I’m horribly disorganized! That is not to say I’m a slob. No, I am actually a bit OCD about liking a tidy home. Just don’t open a closet without caution nor hope to easily maneuver through my storeroom. With the arrival of fall weather, several weeks ago, I found […]