9/16/20–UPDATE: I was just alerted to the fact that the CDE’s PSA online form is now “Down for Maintenance”, so they were apparently wrong when they said it would be […]
Experience-Based Learning, Simplified!–Part 4
You’ve read part 1, part 2 and part 3…you know all the ins and outs on how simple it can be to plan for Experience-Based Learning… Now let me walk […]
Experience-Based Learning, Simplified!–Part 3
So you’ve got Wakelet set up (part 1), and you’ve copied my blank stations for your use (part 2)…now what? Now it’s time to start brainstorming and planning for the […]
Experience-Based Learning, Simplified!–Part 2
So yesterday I got you set up to use Wakelet, and hopefully, you set yourself up an account and have had a chance to play around and get familiar with […]
Experience-Based Learning, Simplified!–Part 1
I’ve been thinking that in the current coronavirus situation… …that Experience-Based Learning could really be a great way to handle homeschooling…maybe as a temporary shift in routine for veteran homeschoolers, […]
Coronavirus Force you to Homeschool? Need Help?
I imagine you are probably pretty overwhelmed right now. It’s a scary time already with this pandemic…Then add to that, many of us were already financially struggling and this situation […]
The worst year, and only 3 months in!–Time for a VENT!
I’m going to do a bit of venting here. It IS my blog and if you can’t vent on your own blog, where the hell can you?? My life has […]
A morning in the life of this ADHD homeschool mom
I just stumbled upon this blog post that I wrote last year but never finished and published. Our mornings have changed quite a bit since I wrote this (and never […]
How to Migrate a WordPress site manually for free using UpdraftPlus
I LOVE the UpdraftPlus plugin. LOVE. IT. And someday when I have the money I may decide I need to upgrade to a paid version. But for now, I don’t […]
An Argentina craft tutorial: How to make a gaucho sombrero
This article originally published October 11, 2015 and updated on March 1, 2019. It has been one of my most visited pages on my website of all time! Not sure […]
Why education gaps don’t concern me
CC Image courtesy of Robert S. Donovan on Flickr This article originally published July 25, 2014 and updated on February 5, 2019 Gaps in my children’s homeschool education don’t concern me. I hear homeschoolers express fear over […]
Research says to delay academics!
CC image courtesy of Leslie on Flickr This article originally published November 13, 2015 and updated on February 4, 2019 Recently articles about this Stanford research keep popping up in my news feed. It says we’re sending […]
So your kid doesn’t want to learn anything…
UPDATE TO THIS POST!! There’s hope!! After you read through this post (which is still very good, great info!) READ THIS ONE! This topic just came up, again, on one […]
Teaching Textbooks 3.0 Review and Giveaway
Full disclosure: Teaching Textbooks approached me and asked me to do this review and giveaway, in exchange for a level of their product for my son. But the opinions expressed […]
Chat with Michael Franti on Mommy Chats 9/7/05
“Stay human, you carry the future in your arms and in your bellies.”–Michael Franti This is an old transcript from back when I ran a chat website called Mommy Chats […]
Purge & Clean took a detour (aka The Tale of the Washing Machine)
This week, as will happen, life took some unexpected turns.