Homeschooling the early years, part 8, media time

Homeschooling the early years, part 8, media time

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is part 7 in a 12 part series….read part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Here’s what we’ve covered so far in this series… Instead of using a preK or kindergarten curriculum in early childhood, […]

“It” humor

“It” humor

OMG! My daughter (17yrs) is hilarious! She has her dad’s sense of humor… We were just discussing the movie IT…something she’s really wanting to see, the new one…and how I loved the 90s version until the end…when we (all my dorm friends…we all watched it together in college) were all like “WHAAAT? It’s a stupid SPIDER??” My daughter says, well […]

Homeschooling the early years, part 7, weekly clubs and classes

Homeschooling the early years, part 7, weekly clubs and classes

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is part 6 in a 12 part series….part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 I’ve been talking in this series of blog posts about what can be done instead of using a preK or kindergarten curriculum in early […]

Will Return After Christmas!

Will Return After Christmas!

I’m going to take a break from the “Homeschooling…The Early Years” 12 part series for a few days, so I can do what I need to do for my family for Christmas. Then I’ll be back with more posts! I do have the posts all written, but there are still some tweaks I’m doing as I go, and I’m creating […]

Homeschooling the early years, part 6, outside time

Homeschooling the early years, part 6, outside time

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is part 6 in a 12 part series….read part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 This series is about what our family did instead of using a preK or kindergarten curriculum…So far, I’ve shared about: setting up an enriching environment […]

Homeschooling the early years, part 5, Friends

Homeschooling the early years, part 5, Friends

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is part 5 in a 12 part series….read part 1, 2, 3, 4 I’ve been sharing what our family did instead of using a preK or kindergarten curriculum…I’ve shared about: setting up an enriching environment spending lots […]

Homeschooling the early years, part 4, creating & playing

Homeschooling the early years, part 4, creating & playing

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is part 3 in a 12 part series….Read part 1, 2, 3 So far I’ve talked about setting up an enriching environment, and doing lots and lots of reading great books instead of using a […]

Homeschooling the early years, part 3, books

Homeschooling the early years, part 3, books

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please note: All links on book titles and covers are Amazon affiliate links and I do get a tiny percentage from any purchases made through them. If you like this site, this is […]

Homeschooling the early years, part 1

Homeschooling the early years, part 1

NOTE: This series is for newbie homeschoolers that are in overdrive…overplanning, overscheduling and overthinking your child’s preK or kinder year….WE’VE ALL DONE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.   So…lately I’ve been obsessing with going through family pics from the early years of our homeschooling adventure. The years when I had at least one preK or kindergartner.     What spurred […]

Blogger posts added to this blog

I started blogging on Blogger back in 2004. I started this blog, centered around homeschooling, in 2005. I kept both blogs for years so that I could keep them separate. The Homeschool Realm as a place to center around my thoughts and resources regarding homeschooling… and “Tina’s Realm” on Blogger as a place to just be me and talk about […]

My hot husband

My hot husband

I just have to share another comedic moment in the Smith household…just overheard: Adam (my husband), talking to my daughter: We’re out of lemon and lime juice and Mommy won’t go get more. Maeven: Why don’t YOU go get more? Adam: Because…I’m on fire. Never a dull moment around here, lemme tell ya!!