Recent Posts about Homeschooling & Education

To Infinity and Beyond!

Once upon a time, I had a kindergartener. He was a sweet, enthusiastic boy with darkening blonde curls, big sparkling blue eyes, and a contagious laugh.  He loved his little red Converse shoes, Veggie Tales, Transformers, and had a thirst for learning new things. Even then, science was his favorite subject. We studied ecosystems: oceans,…

Homeschooling is a Journey

People who aren’t familiar with the homeschooling lifestyle often ask questions.  Sometimes they are questions of pure curiosity, and other times they are less amicable with some sort of misguided agenda they want to promote… but often both of these groups of people start with the question of whether or not homeschool kids are really…

New Discoveries

(Don’t forget to see below for a coupon code for 5% off all WinterPromise programs!)    Our early years of homeschooling were a little rocky, as you’ll recall from my last post. Thankfully, things only got better from there. One day while researching alternatives online, I discovered WinterPromise.  I know it’s so cheesy to say, but…

The Great Curriculum Hunt

Each Spring, as one school year begins to wind down, the curriculum sellers from all over begin their annual Homeschool Sales. Everything for less!! Buy Here!! Right?  Only when you go to look, their sale prices are rarely any less expensive than if you bought straight from the publisher themselves.  Such is the game. I actually…

Resurrection Rolls

With Easter (and April Fool’s Day!) coming up soon in a couple weeks, I’m sure there will be a plethora of posts about different holiday traditions (and pranks! Don’t forget those!) but despite that, I wanted to share a fun tradition that the kidlets and I have done for the past several years. Resurrection Rolls! …

Spark of Interest

This afternoon while Ottergirl was at piano lessons, I had the chance to talk to another homeschooled child who is about Rocketboy’s age. He sat down next to me, book in hand, (which is another common homeschooled-kid trait that I love… those books go everywhere with them! Car rides- no matter how short, visits to…

Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

Decorating for the different holidays is so much fun! I once knew a sweet lady that decorated for everything, Christmas, Valentine’s, Easter, Summertime, Fourth of July, etc. etc. etc. I always wondered where in the world she had room to store all that cute stuff and how she kept it all organized!  Totes upon totes!…

Job Interview Jitters

So I’ve managed to finagle myself a job interview later this week.  It’s for a part-time evening teaching position at a new community college here in town.  Now, you guys know me… I’m a homeschool mom.  Been one since the beginning.  Pre-K even.  So you know that means I’ve been off the job market for…