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

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 […]

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 […]

Why education gaps don’t concern me

Why education gaps don’t concern me

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 it’s causing unnecessary stress, […]

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. […]

Sick thoughts

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 about how songs often […]

Time to step it up

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!)… Blogging just keeps getting […]

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 […]