The future’s so bright…

The future’s so bright…

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 others still, and must […]

A crate full o’music

A crate full o’music

  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 whose specialty was music […]

Overwhelm

Overwhelm

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 be intimate with the feeling. But I feel like homeschoolers in particular are familiar with this feeling because the […]

Education is a mindset

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 why I have the […]

I have crappy days too

I hate blogs that make homeschooling seem like it’s super duper fun and always goes well. Moms who only blog about their good days, I feel, are doing a great disservice to the image of homeschooling. Yes, homeschooling is a wonderful thing…and yes we do often enjoy the freedom to do what we want…but every day is NOT sunshine and […]

Homeschooling Step one: RELAX!

Homeschooling Step one: RELAX!

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 started and not really […]

Homeschooling for the Routine Challenged

I woke up this morning, as I do every morning, thinking thinking thinking. One thing led to another…and I started to have a sort of epiphany. Sort of.  I’ve gone around this idea for a little while now, but I’m starting to feel like I’m formulating a sort of plan now. I need to get this down on paper (virtual paper) before […]

I am a secular homeschooler

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 much outnumber the nonreligious. […]