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.”
Sometimes you have your first Halloween when you’re one… sometimes it comes when you’re 8.
Adjusting to our new homeschool life has certainly had it’s challenges but the freedom to do things like this make it worth it.
It’s been in the 80’s lately and not feeling too autumnal but cooler weather is on the way. I noticed some huge acorns outside on our walk the other day and I forgot about a little craft I had not made in a long time: acorn beads. I posted my… Continue reading »
Every once in awhile, I’d say outloud “we should really go to Jamestown”. I hadn’t been in about 25 years but I did remember Jamestown Settlement capturing my imagination as a kid. And with our new flexibility as homeschoolers the only thing standing in our way of going was us.
I signed up to go to WOW Summit and I’m so glad I did.
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.