What Works in Our Homeschool

I’m over at Simple Homeschool today sharing the curriculum we used this year. Some things worked, some didn’t. Hop on over there and check out the FishFam’s reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic choices. And I’d love to get your two cents about next year’s options!

Simplifying (Home) School Meals

Ya gotta eat, right? But, meal prep can take a big bite out of the day, especially in a busy home, whether you homeschool or not. Our Extreme Home(school) Makeover is well under way. Today I’m sharing a little bit about it over on Simple Homeschool, including how we’re handling that issue of eating. From […]

Thoughts on Homeschooling, Makeovers & Homeschool Conventions

Attending a homeschool conference or researching ways to makeover your homeschool can be great ways to face and overcome challenges. Has it really been six weeks since I had my homeschool crisis? Back in mid-January I realized that our home school wasn’t the smooth running machine that I wanted it to be. So, I set […]

A Day in My Life

Parenting and homeschooling six children has been, by far, the wildest ride of my life yet. The month of January was a particular roller coaster-ish one. When Jamie mentioned that we were sharing our “day in the life,” I inwardly cringed. I would have loved to present a picture perfect image and a schedule to […]

Homeschool Makeover and Great Homeschool Conventions

Head’s up! If you make a purchase through the Amazon link in this post, I do receive a small percentage of the sale. As I mentioned last week, we’re undergoing some major home(school) renovations around here. I’ve had my nose in books and homeschooling blogs and forums for the last week or so. I’ve also […]

An Extreme Home(School) Makeover

Homeschooling can be the hardest and best of teaching jobs. But, mid-year we often need a little boost and perhaps even an Extreme Home(School) Makeover. Twenty years ago, I set myself on a course to be a teacher. I was 19 and really wanted my life planned out. {chuckles} Little did I know back then…. […]

When Life Hands You Sick Kids…

My family is down for the count. Last Friday FishChick3 was throwing up and feverish. The fever continued through the weekend and has now left us with a snotty-nosed, short-fused little one. Slowly, the rest of the kids AND FishPapa have succombed to the virus. I’m the only one still standing. And yes, I’m downing […]

My Biggest (Homeschooling) Mistake

  I have a big head. Seriously. I have a bigger hat size than my husband. We call it “the Getskow head” after my maiden name. Some of my kids have the Getskow head. Others don’t. We laugh good-naturedly when the seven year old wears a larger bike helmet than his big brothers. He has a Getskow […]