Our children aren’t perfect, and our homes aren’t always blissful, but sometimes we just need a reminder that homeschooling is truly a gift! Let’s count the gifts that homeschooling provides.
My Kindergartner came home and asked me what “sex” was, after an all-school assembly on AIDS. I was alarmed that my five-year-old was being spoken to about sex and AIDS. I was alarmed no one had told me about the assembly ahead of time. That year and the next, he became close buddies with another boy, a relationship I began… Read more →
Susan Wise Bauer is a work in progress, just like the rest of us. The author of The Well-Trained Mind and the Story of the World series can sometimes come across as super-intelligent (which she is) and having it way more together than the rest of us making our way through the daily challenges of homeschooling, but, as it turns… Read more →
Homeschooling can heal your family. Here are 10 ways to find joy again. The phone rings. The number is familiar. I can barely hear the words for the screams. “…in the principal’s office…” MOMMMMMYYYYYY!!!!!! “…unable to control…” STOP IT!!!!! LEAVE ME ALONE!!!! “…need to come get her…” NONONONONONONONONO!!!!!!!!! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! There is a crash and I say I am coming. A… Read more →
Recently I was reading a book on the intersection of faith and science. It is no doubt a wonderful book, but the simple truth is that I had a hard time understanding it. Science has never been my strongest subject and I got bogged down in the explanations. What the book did do for me for was get me thinking… Read more →
November is the traditional time of year for giving thanks to God for all of our blessings during the course of the year, but any day is a great day for giving thanks for homeschooling. After eight years of homeschooling, I have many reasons to be thankful. 1) The Chance to Share our Catholic Faith on a Daily Basis with… Read more →