It doesn’t take more than a couple of fall seasons spent abroad to make one really excited to see those first few leaves start to change! But really, why wait for the signs? Come September 22, why not go full fall…even if the weather hasn’t caught up yet? Read more “Fall preschool at home, week 1”
We’re one month deep in sweet baby Charlie, and I’m happy to inform you that his integration into the family has been successful—nay, seamless! Read more “The Charlie Files: month 1”
Charlie’s birth was straightforward; he wasn’t here, and then suddenly…he was. Read more “The shortest birth story you’ve ever read”
Preschool is a time for fun, not the preamble to the next 14 years of structured learning.
We know this. Read more “Should preschoolers be counting by tens?”
Baby #3 has led a quiet, understated gestation, as I assume most other third babies have before him. With two other little boys on my hands, I’m happy to just let the one that can take care of himself take care of himself. Read more “Pregnancy update and maternity pictures”
Don’t you love the freedom of homeschooling? You pick what you want to do and when you want to do it. Try something that doesn’t work for your kid? You drop it, (duh) and look forward to trying something new tomorrow. Enter worksheets. Read more “A word on worksheets”
I’m not scared of the words school and preschool. Homeschooling toddlers isn’t an oxymoron and actually most of us with toddlers are probably doing it without thinking about it. Read more “Homeschooling toddlers (it’s a no-brainer)”
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It might almost be summer time, but “school” doesn’t shut down around here 🙂 I finally got myself semi-organized and threw together some morning time and homeschool readings and activities. Read more “This week’s homeschool and morning time”
TV is full of junk. There’s violence, language, sex, anti-Christian values, subtle and not-so-subtle nods to the popular take on “open mindedness,” and the list goes on. You’re hard pressed to find a sitcom whose episodes don’t somehow center around deception, and parents are notoriously portrayed as idiots, worthy of truly disrespectful children. Read more “TV is not the Devil”
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As homeschoolers, it’s easy to let the academics of school become all-consuming. School is supposed to be about active practice in numbers, words, and facts we would otherwise not find very interesting. At times, it’s hard to let ourselves stray very far from that mindset because surely if we’re hammering down the academics hard enough, we won’t need experiences. Read more “Homeschooling preschool through experiences”
Today is lifestyle day! That’s a day when I use this otherwise informative platform to chit-chat about things like pregnancy…and being halfway done! Read more “Pregnancy halfway point”