Guess what? You can’t. And you’re not supposed to. But then neither is that teacher at the school. The research says that we’re supposed to be FACILITATORS of learning–not DISSEMINATORS of information… which is good news!!
Oh wait… but how do we do that??? Here’s how… Continue reading To the mom afraid she can’t teach her child →
As schools have closed down and are scrambling to provide instruction due to COVID-19—some parents are going to think that this is what homeschooling is like.
Ummmm… yes and no. Continue reading Coronavirus closings: surprisingly, this is NOT like homeschooling →
Caveat: my husband is and I am formerly technologists by trade and my family is not anti-technology nor completely technology or screen-free! Let’s talk about it all… this is a long one, but filled with good points to consider… Continue reading Screens don’t have to be controversial →
When your 15yo son is wearing the largest shoe size in the house, has hair everywhere including his chin, and can wear your clothes… suddenly, you realize he’s going to be a legal adult SOON.
And that’s when reality grips you in it’s cold, bony hands… Continue reading Fear is the looming deadline of adulthood →
So much has been happening. Let me give you a quick recap and rundown…
Continue reading All the news that’s fit to print–updates →
You all realize that this is a JOURNEY, right? None of us has it all figured out. I’m on year 10 of homeschooling and so help me–every year is a learning experience for ME. Every year since I’ve started this blog, you will see a list of “resources” that went largely unused. The best laid plans, right? So how am I tackling this year? Here ya go…
Continue reading It’s here! It’s here! The new school year! →
This isn’t even JUST about homeschooling per se. It’s about looking at what defines you and being honest about how that profile is serving the larger goals for your life. My family is examining this 42 ways to Sunday right now…
Continue reading Releasing what defines you for powerful results →
Many families in my generation and the next generation down have turned their backs on the way we were raised–when children were to be seen and not heard. Parenting culture was different. Expectations were different. We began to respect these little people and recognize them as humans rather than property. We gave them more freedom to be children and develop at their own pace. We allowed them to have a voice.
But some of us didn’t do a stellar job at transitioning them into being respectful and compassionate young adults that could do what they were told WHEN they were told to do it and the WAY they were told to do it. We quite accidentally created very entitled kids…
Continue reading How to avoid raising an entitled kid… →
Every day is a new beginning. I am always motivated in the spring. Maybe it’s the lengthening hours of sunshine and the starting of my gardens. Life is bursting forward and I am running face into the wind with all of it. It’s a good time to check in with yourself and see if you are where you want to be…
Continue reading Check in with yourself and see where you want to be →
My daughter turned 8 last autumn and in my mind, she is still 18 months old. It’s starting to become a problem.
Continue reading She’s not the baby anymore… →