The future’s so bright…

The future’s so bright…

It’s only fair to share…Today I’m working hard on various projects in the making…and reflecting on something I have learned over the years from all my experiences and especially the failures. One, never give up. And two, don’t rely on or trust others with my dream again. Learned that the hard way. I know I will need to work with […]

A crate full o’music

A crate full o’music

It’s only fair to share…  Doing some reorganizing and decluttering and I found an entire crate FULL of kids’ music! That’s right! This is a square milk crate and it truly is ONLY filled, right to the top, with kids’ CDs! Yes, I did have a bit of a kids’ music habit once upon a time…having been a preschool teacher […]

Overwhelm

Overwhelm

It’s only fair to share…  I shared the state of our school room/art area/”Big room” last post…That actually hasn’t changed yet. So today I want to talk about overwhelm. You know the feeling. I know you do. You can’t be a mom in America and not me intimate with the feeling. But I feel like homeschoolers in particular are familiar […]

Education is a mindset

It’s only fair to share…Not sure where this train of thought will take me…but I woke up today and immediately got on Facebook, as I always do, and got into a conversation on Facebook that made me think… The conversation content isn’t entirely relevant because my thinking went into a different direction, as often happens, and got me thinking about […]

Homeschooling Step one: RELAX!

Homeschooling Step one: RELAX!

It’s only fair to share…I am a member of a TON of Homeschooling groups on Facebook. A TON. Seriously. I like feeling like I have my finger on the pulse of the homeschooling community. The common thread, which I literally read in post after post EVERY.SINGLE.DAY (no joke), is the STRESS that we are all feeling. The stress of getting […]

Curriculum doesn’t work for every homeschooler

Curriculum doesn’t work for every homeschooler

It’s only fair to share…Are you like me and you’ve tried a multitude of different homeschool curricula only to have them fail to work for you? If you are having a difficult time finding something that works for homeschooling your children, you may relate to this…. I have a new plan for the new year. Yes, another one. We’ve still not […]

Why education gaps don’t concern me

Why education gaps don’t concern me

It’s only fair to share…CC Image courtesy of Robert S. Donovan on Flickr Gaps in my children’s homeschool education don’t concern me. I hear homeschoolers express fear over the dreaded “gaps” in their child’s education all the time. It’s all over the internet, particularly rampant among newbie homeschoolers. But veteran homeschoolers are living in this fear as well. I truly believe […]

I am a secular homeschooler

It’s only fair to share…I am a minority amongst a group of minorities. (Using the word “minority” to mean literally “a number that is less than the whole number”, not in any way saying I have ANY idea what it means to be a racial minority.)   One cannot assume nowadays that homeschooler=Christian. BUT, truth be told….religious homeschoolers still very […]

The silence is golden

It’s only fair to share…Just tickled pink right now! I turned the tv on a little while ago, thinking that the kids hardly ever get to see some of the morning shows on PBS because we just haven’t been turning the tv on lately except in the afternoon when their favorite shows are on. Frankly, *I’VE* missed Curious George! Lol! […]

Sick thoughts

It’s only fair to share…Laying in bed, sick with a cold, listening to Pandora on my phone. I plugged in Kenny Loggins, one of my favorites, and it started with his heart wrenching, but oh-so-lovely “Forever”…not a song that reminds me of anything in particular but feels like it must to many. It’s such a strong song. Started me thinking […]

Time to step it up

It’s only fair to share…I am horrible at consistency. Seriously. Horrible. But I understand the value of being consistent and keep striving for it. Blogging is something I’ve wanted to be more consistent at for awhile…but with everything else I’m also trying to improve at (the biggest of which would be getting my house to stop being such a pigsty!)… […]

Beware of false history textbooks

It’s only fair to share…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 […]

Interesting flashback

It’s only fair to share…Saturday I got a blast from my past. Very interesting to me because I just am usually not exposed to this crap anymore these days…so I really notice it when it happens. A kid was visiting a neighbor and lurking around the kids playing in my yard…I still don’t really know what he was saying and […]

Another day, another dollar

It’s only fair to share…OK not really…but I AM making more money with my businesses and I feel big things coming!! I’m really excited by it all! At the same time I’m feeling particularly overwhelmed with life right now…but that is pretty much a given with me. I hate the feeling of overwhelm and just tonight I’m starting to feel […]

time wasters

It’s only fair to share…i’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking on how to get enough time to do things that are important to me…and it occurred to me that i’m REALLY glad now that our tv consumption is at an all-time low. what a time waster tv can be! there’s really not enough time in the day for […]