Tools + Resources

learning at home with older toddlers

For a while now I've had other moms ask, "how do you do it? I want to homeschool, but I don't know where to begin! Help."  In great effort to do just that, over the next few weeks, I'll be featuring a series of "learning at home" posts. Each…

homeschooling on the go

Have I mentioned I'm a daydreamer? I know, a daydreaming homeschooler is such a cliche, but truly, words, pictures, ideas -- they stir regularly in the space between my ears in such a way that I often have to will myself to be present, to…

OUR HOMESCHOOL IN PICTURES

It seems winter went on strike at some point this month, but we didn't mind. Instead we did what all of you with real winters will do several months from now while we're profusely sweating and mosquito-ridden -- we moved life outdoors. After…

the diggers.

Our kids love to dig! Anyone relate? We used to have a sandbox, where they could unleash their shovel-skills, but we had to remove that space when it became the neighborhood cats' community litter box. Argh. "No, son, that is not a left-over…

learning at home (and elsewhere)

When friends who don't homeschool first hear that I do, if they don't immediately respond with the socialization question (which is merely a polite way of saying, "aren't you afraid your kids are going to be weird/not fit in when they're…

How We Began Homeschooling

When people ask me, "How did you decide to homeschool?" I'm still stumped. Usually (because I don't go into as much detail with everyone), I  begin with you, Liam, and the conversation I had with your pre-K teacher so many years ago after…

stupified.

Although always intrigued by bombastically titled books, I generally find myself discouraged by their poor argumentation, weak research, or overzealous rhetoric. Not this one. (I did however feel somewhat self-conscious requesting the title…