What happens when writer decides to homeschool? She starts looking into creative ways to help her children master their math skills. With a 3rd grader and a 5th grader, I know my days teaching them math are numbered. So in
Homeschooling ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. When I first decided to homeschool, I picture cozy cuddle sessions on the couch with my two angels reading Shakespeare, or lazy days in the garden picking veggies and communing with nature.
The decision to homeschool was the hardest decision I’ve ever made in my adult life. I don’t know why. I consider myself a pretty decisive person, but I agonized and agonized and agonized. Sure, I had the usual reservations: Do
Listen, even as homeschoolers, we know that not everything needs to be a well orchestrated Learning Opportunity. Children learn their best through play, and when that play involves thoughtfully designed toys that also happen to teach a thing or two,
My friend and blogging partner Jean jokes that I have had many “official starts” to this homeschooling year. There was the soft start on August 17th, when I slowly eased into homeschooling and worried about what I was leaving out
With three girls between us, Jean and I don’t have a ton of experience shopping for boys. I am still daunted walking down the boy aisles in the toy section at Target, so I always end up going for Legos.
When you have daughters, like mine, that ask for smart phones and puppies and baby sisters, you have to get a little creative. To add to the challenge, with the exception of Lola’s continuing interest in Barbies (and she has plenty) my
Missed out on Black Friday? You weren’t missing much. The deals are all online, and with Cyber Monday here (!), stores are making it easier than ever to tackle that list, with free shipping and oodles of promotions. Some of
As much as I love getting creative with stocking stuffers, some of the same standbys always wind up in the stockings: Silly Putty, a Slinky, bubbles, a bouncy ball, and some lip balm. And while there’s nothing wrong with these
My husband Kevin recently posted an interesting question to the girls. If they had to choose between all of their toys, or their IPADS, which would they choose? Without hesitation, they chose their IPADs. (I’m glad he didn’t ask them to