Color me shocked, Charlie is still an angel! He enjoys watching his brothers play, when they’re not causing him to fear for his life. I know they’re just trying to be affectionate, but catching either of the two of them crouching over Charlie on the floor with their finger making a beeline for his eyeball is always cause for alarm. Continue reading “Th Charlie Files~2 months”
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? Continue reading “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! Continue reading “The Charlie Files: month 1”
Charlie’s birth was straightforward; he wasn’t here, and then suddenly…he was. Continue reading “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.
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. Continue reading “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. Continue reading “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. Continue reading “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. Continue reading “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. Continue reading “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. Continue reading “Homeschooling preschool through experiences”