As I sit and write the weather outside is absolutely gorgeous.  Spring has finally arrived up here in the North East and we are hungry for it.  Everyone is itching to get outside.  A few of my friends have even posted pictures to social media sporting their first sunburns.  For many in the education world


    The school year is about over for most homeschool families. And there are already plans being made for next year. With all of the craziness that goes along with choosing new curriculum and what works well for each child, you and I can finally find some relief. The Build your Bundle Homeschool Sale

When we decided to homeschool our children, it was because my girls were falling through the cracks of the “Brick and Mortar” system. I found that they were learning information for the moment, but it wasn’t sinking in and becoming lifetime knowledge. They seemed to spend all their time learning things in prep of standardized

Our family is totally dependent on technology. Our kids have known how to use devices, practically from birth. Some may say we encouraged the use of computers much too early. Others will argue that we live in a digital age so the skills are essential. Up until very recently, we homeschooled solely with free resources,

Confessions of Extremist Parents

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 by

With tears streaming down her face my friend’s daughter was incredulous as she exclaimed, “I am in college and you are sending me to camp?”   Another friend sent his son to a Summit Conference with the following admonition, “You are sitting on a fence with a foot in the world and a foot in the

It’s Time To Get Our Hands Dirty

Monday, 02 May 2016 by

Spring is in the air, flowers, and buds; it’s everywhere! What an excellent opportunity to get out and explore, plant a garden, or create collections. Even journaling Spring and the vast number of new beginnings it fosters can be a wonderful way to “science” or spend time in nature just for fun. There are many

Embracing the Chocolate Volcano

Saturday, 30 April 2016 by

When my children were young, I often used a thematic approach when planning the school year. I would choose the main topics that I wanted to cover and then search for related material for each subject area. Sometimes the related material was a bit of a stretch, but if it fit the theme and seemed

When Learning Happens

Saturday, 30 April 2016 by

As new homeowners in Oklahoma are inclined to do, we had a storm shelter installed in our back yard this week.  My husband took  the day off to monitor things and he and my son sat watching the entire process from beginning to end (about two hours).  As boring as it might sound, the excitement


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