Climbing the Ugly Mountain

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 by

You make plans.  You struggle over choices and possible outcomes.   There are sacrifices and battles in order to make it happen.  Then you take big steps into the journey with hopeful eyes only to be met with the biggest brick wall in town.  Maybe the future now looks exactly the way you DIDN’T want it

I think so! How about we look at things from a couple of different perspectives. Allow yourself to relax. If you have already committed to homeschooling, then trust yourself and go forward with your decision. Maybe this article can help you have more fun with the adventure you’ve chosen. If you are still contemplating your

Just Do You

Saturday, 19 March 2016 by

The people in my house are loud. Unquestionably loud. Deafeningly loud. I, however, am quiet. How quiet? Church mice might occasionally ask me to speak up. I’m out-numbered by my husband and kids, four of the most loving, tender, and funny people you could ever meet. They also happen to be completely audible from any

Lately on Pinterest I am seeing a lot of information about STEM or STEAM  projects.  I have to admit that they look like fascinating projects — that combination of the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (sometimes adding Art). So fascinating indeed that I plan to do a day of STEM projects with my

Keeping the Peace at Co-op

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 by

Maintaining a peaceful homeschool co-op can sometimes be challenging, but it is extremely important.  By its very definition, a co-op is a group of people working together for a common purpose. Every member has a role to fill and tasks to perform. If one person falls short on his or her responsibilities, then someone else


Monday, 14 March 2016 by

  We were made for adventure and I love opportunities to invite my kids into the fun. Our homeschooling family relishes opportunities to be outside together, exploring nature, and we have fallen in love with a form of modern day treasure hunting called geocaching. Geocaching isn’t a new idea, and you can now find over

There are some subjects in our homeschool that I really love to teach. Literature: I could read and discuss books all day long every day. History: I love to learn about the people and places of the past. Science: although I totally disliked it in school, as a homeschool mom I’ve developed a love for

Have You Met Charlotte Mason?

Friday, 11 March 2016 by

Have you met Charlotte Mason? She was a remarkable British woman who was far ahead of our time when it comes to educating our children. She was born in 1842 in England, but was orphaned at the age of 16 when both of her parents passed away. It was at this time that she came