The internet addiction in our family happened slowly… passing my iphone over to my toddler while out to dinner when food took too long, educational computer games on pbs kids. Electronic games and devices trickled in on birthdays and Christmases. But PBSKids.org on our family desktop turned to games on the… Continue reading »
One of my sons is autistic. This isn’t news to many people I know personally, and it’s not hard to figure out who for those who follow me on instagram. Sometimes people tell me he doesn’t “look” autistic. Although it’s a slightly awkward comment, I see what they are saying…. Continue reading »
I was told by more than one homeschool expert we were supposed to “deschool” after starting our homeschool. To me, this concept was a little scary. What exactly is deschooling, and what is the point? At first I found deschooling was a surprisingly difficult process. Everything I knew about education came from traditional… Continue reading »
Why ditching the chore chart resulted in more chores with less whining.
“How can I help you?”
“Slavery, Abe Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr has a dream, everything is great because black and white kids can be friends.”
Adjusting to our new homeschool life has certainly had it’s challenges but the freedom to do things like this make it worth it.
Every day as I raise my 4 boys I remember this. Every day there is some example, somewhere that I can set for them… and every day there is some example somewhere that makes that job more difficult.
Several people have asked me how homeschool is going and I haven’t really had the ability to answer that question.
I’ve noticed a weird trend and I’m not sure if it’s a recent thing or not… But somewhere there seems to be this idea that we are supposed to look back on every memory of parenthood and miss them… we’re supposed to love the tough moments and the hard days because… Continue reading »