Understanding and Adapting to the GDPR

Understanding and Adapting to the GDPR

  So, if you’ve not heard yet…there’s this new thing called the GDPR… Here’s a quick video that explains it well, if you prefer audio/video learning:     Even if you don’t own an online business or website, you’ve probably been made aware of the GDPR by the slew of emails that you received in May from all the places […]

New Booklist Page!!

New Booklist Page!!

This is very exciting! I discovered something that allows me to upload my booklist spreadsheets to my website with ease!! Check out my first page that I did this on: Children’s Historical Fiction Series, Chronological Order And this link will always be available in the sidebar, under “Book Lists”, so you can easily find it again! And that is also […]

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 […]

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 […]

Homeschool Update!

I recently recorded a new episode of the Savvy Homeschool Moms podcast with my cohost (episode not ready for publish yet, but I’m aiming to have it out soon!)…and one of the things we talked about was what our curriculum and resources look like for the year…so I thought it might also be a good thing to post here! We […]

A Family Walk

Our family takes short neighborhood walks daily. At least we try to. We live in the Central Valley of California, where from May through October every year it is HOT…often triple digits…so this gets challenging during these months. Have to go early. But we need these short walks daily, for sunshine, fresh air (such as it is in some of […]

Getting real

This is me getting real. Really real. This is the state of my school room/art area currently:  Feel better about your house now? In my defense…we just came out of Halloween/birthday party MADNESS. My daughter’s birthday is tomorrow, so we chose to have her party on Halloween this year, with a Halloween theme. Since she is turning 15 and is […]

Gearing up for a good summer!

I’ve been feeling really good lately. Not sure entirely why, except I’ve relaxed about a lot of things. I am doing a more relaxed homeschooling, I’m trying to stay on top of my life responsibilities but at the same time do it in a more relaxed manner (vs running around like a maniac, feeling stressed out all the time), and […]

A new idea I have!

I share all kinds of great info and links on my Homeschool Realm Facebook Page , and I keep thinking that I should be sharing that info here on my site! Especially since it’s much easier to search a website then a Facebook page. But it’s SOOOO much easier to share on Facebook…so I came up with an idea that […]

Have you checked out my Facebook Page?

I have been posting fascinating things I find (homeschool related) over on my Facebook Page for some time now…pretty regularly. So if you’ve not checked that out yet, you should! It’s just occurred to me also that there’s a LOT of great resources over there that should also be here on this blog. So I’m trying to figure out the […]

My blog post was featured on SecularHomeschool.com!

How cool is this? http://www.secularhomeschool.com/content/1136-blog-reprint-i-am-secular-homeschooler/ They liked my article and asked for permission to reprint it on SecularHomeschool.com! What an honor! And since I’ve added HomeschoolRealm.com to their blogroll, now, I realize I need to get my butt in gear to add more content here more regularly! I’m inspired! I’m going to start with working on getting all the fabulous links […]

Time to get webinars going again?

I woke up this morning thinking about the webinars I used to teach to kids, about creating their own websites. I completely dropped the ball on those as I wasn’t getting the kind of response I had hoped for, and coordinating times that worked for the most people was really hard. But this morning I have 2 thoughts: 1. I […]

New links page

Just a heads up that I have [intlink id=”1585″ type=”page”]a new links page[/intlink].  I was just thinking the other day that I am sharing all sorts of valuable info on Facebook/Twitter and not logging it. So I created a new links page to have a place to record valuable links. I haven’t yet had a chance to go back into […]

Old book reviews

I have a bunch of picture book reviews from another website I have that I’m planning on starting to add here. I recently revamped my other site and didn’t yet add back these reviews and it occurred to me that they would be great for this website as well. So this is just a heads up that if it seems […]

How to best share info

Well if anyone is following my latest posts and paid attention to the theme (template) of this site…you may have noticed that I did pick a new theme now. I don’t know that I’ll be sticking with it, but this one isn’t driving me nuts like the other one was with all the issues with the images. I won’t go […]

Still getting started here

Just a heads up that I’m still fiddling with things on here and am not happy yet with the format. I’m kind of getting to the point of beating my head against a wall with all the complications of the images that require a lot of tweaking to get them to work in the slideshow AND the thumbnail. sigh  Going […]

change in our days

well i am happy to say, thanks to my change in our routine, that my kids are not spending hours and hours every day on the computer. something that i was really feeling was a problem. over time, i managed to gradually wean them from that and now they are at the point that they MIGHT get an hour on […]

feeling better today

yesterday’s post was the result of feeling overwhelmed. the house falling down around me was part of that. so today i’m determined to attack this house with vigor and clean up our home so that we can have a calm place to live again. it really does make a difference. its dramatic, the stress the mess induces in me. i’m […]

my happy girl

maeven’s been so happy this weekend because of the new bed and rearranged/new room. i hope she stays happy like this for awhile. she’s been so UNhappy for awhile now that its been making this mommy sad. i think part of it has been summer boredom…not much to do with the heat and mommy having so many things to do […]

another hot day

did i mention that our dryer died? well it did, and i recycled it (got a whole $4 for it!) and the search for a new (used) one, began. to make a long story short, i did my research and found some used ones…but…salvation army didn’t have any electric dryers, only gas…we don’t have hookup for that…and a used place […]

so much to think about and do

yesterday a wonderful woman from the sacramento discovery museum came down here to fresno to do a site review of the discovery center for us. she was just MARVELOUS, let me tell ya! the four of us (myself, the director of TDC janet, susan and her husband) walked the grounds and talked and talked and talked about how they do […]

my big brave boy

this monday we had tyren’s second dental work visit. here he is with the gas mask on:isn’t he just stinkin cute? adam says he looks like a little rudolf the red nosed reindeer, LOL! i found it humorous that i named that pic “tyrgas”…get it?….tear-gas? (if you don’t know how to pronounce my son’s name…its TEER, so this is a […]

mama is enjoying her work!

perhaps its because these projects are new…perhaps its because of the specific projects…perhaps its something else that i’ve not realized yet…regardless of the reasons…i’m really excited these days about the projects i’m working on!! i’ve dropped babyfest (still working on handing it over to someone new…waiting for word back from them on that…if they don’t do it, it will just […]

letting go…

i’m finally learning (at least for now) to let go of more things…it feels lately like i’m busy and yet i’m not being pulled in as many directions as i have been usually. that makes no sense. well, trust me, it feels different to me. what have i let go of? well, my websites, sorta. i still have them but […]

perish the thought!

i was just thinking that i’ve not been particularly chatty online lately…not a lot of blogging lately and such. weird, huh? guess i’ve just been busy. because…me? not chatty? perish the thought! LOL! anyway, i’m really engrossed lately in the learning village, as well as the discovery center. i know i’ve mentioned it before, but to recap… the learning village […]