We have always been blessed with incredible teachers. Without exception, year after year, these women have showered my kids with time, love and attention. They seem to be bottomless wells of wisdom and patience when my own has run dry.
Some people have kids who ask for too much. I have almost the opposite problem. My kids can flip through one toy catalog after another and not find anything they want. (Sadly, this doesn’t spare me the hassle of being asked
So I like to think of myself as pretty techy and all, but the reality is, I’m old. Not old-old, but old enough to be out of the loop and still think I am with it. That kind of old.
Some people think it takes special training and oodles of equipment to get started in homeschooling. Fortunately, that’s not true. You already have most of what you need, and the rest you can pick up along the way. Here, the
When my girls were babies, I went to great lengths to teach them French. Also a smattering of Arabic, but mostly, French. We listened exclusively to French lullabies and nursery rhymes, or comptines. I scoured the internet for videos in
I realized my motives may be suspect. I mean, I know that most people begin homeschooling their children because they believe it will provide them with the best education possible, and because they want to instill their values in their
Second grade is not what it used to be. Lola has had a few school projects so far this year, including building a solar cooker (thank God my husband is an engineer) that actually worked well enough to cook a