Continuing the series, FishMama’s Picks for Homeschooling, today I’m sharing how I taught my kids to read. One of the things I was reminded of this past year in our Extreme Homeschool Makeover was that the basics are good. There’s nothing wrong with focusing on the basics. In fact, they are the building blocks […]
As I mentioned yesterday, I am in school planning mode. We’ve only been off school for a week, but our shorter summer vacation means we’ll be getting back in the saddle in a month or two. And I want to be ready for the new year. That means having all our curriculum ordered and on […]
The Well-Trained Mind serves as a road map to our homeschool, showing us the different paths we can take, as well as reminding us to pace ourselves and our kids. Last week I shared about a new series on Life as MOM. With the oh-so-humble title of FishMama’s Picks for Homeschooling, it is my effort […]
This week I’m finishing my tenth year of formal homeschooling. I suppose some might say fifteen years since before my son was officially in kindergarten, I gave him a preschool experience at home. Really, all of life is learning. But, yes, ten years of formal teaching. I think I get a pin for years of […]
There are lots of reasons to homeschool. Today I share why we do school at home. Hubby and I just got home from the California Great Homeschool Convention. I only mis-navigated the adventure a few times during our travels, and we only took a couple wrong turns. But, it was an overall success because FishPapa […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]