If you’ve ever told someone you are a stay-at-home mom, then you’ve probably been on the receiving end of a particular comment.  I know you’ve heard it many times if you’ve had to fess-up to being a homeschool mom. “I could never do that!” Is that a compliment or an insult? The person seems toRead more

Overdoing It Part 2

Ok, here’s my list of subjects with the reality behind them: Geometry-We own shape blocks.  Tiger sometimes using them to set up his own mini-golf course. Algebra-This is all about studying relationships that vary over time.  I have this covered in the sibling rivalry category. Basic Mathematics-There are two cookies left.  What do we do? Read more

Overdoing It

I have already admitted to serious overkill in the curricula category.  Yes, I sometimes supplement my supplements.  But, really, our school days are filled with twice as much free and imaginative play.  I don’t feel like we’re overloaded.  You might think so.  But I think it’s all in the presentation. On a homeschool forum theRead more

Family Portrait

We recently had some family pictures done by the photographer who’s done the last several sessions with us.  They are beautiful-of course!  She does a fantastic job and the sessions have been so stress free!  And the results are amazing.  I do realize that I’m a little biased toward my own little family, but there’sRead more

Come Backs

Don’t you get tired of all the disparaging remarks about homeschooling?  Or really about children in general? Lately, I’ve had so many “bless your hearts” and “you have your hands full” and “I just don’t have the patience.”  I usually just smile and nod and move on.  But I think I’m going to have toRead more