Where in the world? (Pt. 2)

…continuing from last post Since I’m not really good at most of the world yet (I only just got all 50 states memorized by shape/location recently!), I need some training first, so here’s where I will be going first…Sheppard Software has an excellent geography section of their website that includes all different levels of learning all the different areas of […]

Where in the world? (Pt. 1)

I am really into geography. I suppose it’s a side effect of living all over the world growing up. My dad was in the Navy and we moved every couple years, including 2 tours overseas (Sicily and Okinawa), and lots of travel as well. It’s amazing how well you get to know the world simply by going there. Unfortunately, that’s […]

Beware of false history textbooks

I read an interesting article this morning, which I found because someone had tweeted that site’s previous article about altered history textbooks. Fascinating, and scary, stuff! It makes me really wonder what books to believe, and what I should be teaching my children! But then, I’ve had this discussion before on the Secular Charlotte Mason yahoogroup (LOVE that group, by […]

summer’s end

ok summer isn’t officially over yet. but its feeling nearer to the end. the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter! it was an absolutely gorgeous weekend, in the low to mid 80s! felt like our hellish summer heat was finally over…though i know the temps will soar again this week and continue until we finally get […]

wonderful quote

this is from this book: (Claudia): But Mrs. Frankweiler, you should want to learn one new thing every day. We did, even at the museum. (Mrs. Frankweiler): No, I answered, I don’t agree with that. I think you should learn, of course, and some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow […]

blueberry milk

so i’m on a bit of a healthier food kick right now…and while talking about healthy food at the table the other day, maeven asked for blueberry milk. well, i just happened to have blueberries and milk, so what the hey? so i popped some in the blender and voila!!it was a little chunky at the bottom cuz my blender […]

what if?…

i was just doing some thinking while doing laundry (i do a lot of thinking while doing housework)… i recently had this thought, i think i posted here about…the “what if…” thought about most of us being stuck in public school for 13+ years might have set us up for feeling “stuck” in dead-end jobs, or jobs we hate. i […]

no-forced learning, aka unschooling

i posted this a couple days ago at my main blog, and realized i should have posted it here, on my homeschooling blog. oh well, its both places now. 🙂 ———————————————– i’ve been doing a LOT of thinking about education again since listening to some radio shows about it…i’ve mentioned them in a few posts recently, i believe (i never […]

“U.S. School Children Need Less Work, More Play”

Really interesting article just shared on our local homeschool group. Its a very short read. The best part is that what they are saying negates the whole socialization argument against homeschooling! LOL! To clarify: The argument against homeschooling so often heard (ad nauseum) is that homeschoolers aren’t getting enough socialization because they’re not in school…So this article says: “a growing […]

choked up today

today is martin luther king, jr’s birthday. so i got some books on him and his life. unfortunately only one picture book came in so far…and one longer book that is too much to sit and just read to maeve (she’d never stay interested)…hoping more of the picture books come in this week… anyway so we’re reading MLK’s story today […]