Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Best of Intentions

Sometimes I schedule things without really thinking them through. It usually starts with a “Well, gee, this sounds like a nice bonding experience for the entire family” and ends with a “Oh my god, what was I thinking?!” I found … Continue reading

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Week In Review

This week started with a ‘pre’-assessment of the Kindergarten goals. I’ll be writing more about this later, around the first of March – for now I just wanted to see where Emily was in terms of her learning goals. Just … Continue reading

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“But I Can’t Read”

Her face was solemn, her mouth turned down at the corners when she said it. “But I can’t read.” We were playing a game at a friend’s – Silly Sentences – and near the end she walked away from the … Continue reading

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A Simple, Yet Long-Winded Update

Life is never simple. There’s an understatement, right? This past month, and especially this past week have been extremely difficult for me. I’m going to explain why, and tell you what I’m going to do about it, but first, I … Continue reading

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Two Ends of the Spectrum – Both Fascinating

Here’s how a typical morning in front of the computer looks on my end My main searches included… Rabbit hutches, rabbit tractors, and where did lucky rabbits foot come from? Making hand-crafted books, pop-up cards, and hand lettering How do … Continue reading

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Watching the “Spark”

Addicted to the “Spark” The greatest joy I have encountered as a parent and homeschooler is that magic “spark” – the moment of complete understanding when something my child has been struggling over finally clicks and she just gets it. … Continue reading

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Gotta Love the Internet

Emily asks me the darnedest questions. And like most moms, I’m running to keep up with finding those precious answers. The internet really helps with that. How Do They Make Cheerios? Putzing over a bowl of cereal the other day … Continue reading

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Music – In All Its Forms

I’ve been ruminating on the nature of music lately. It is so much a part of our daily lives, that it has become almost an inextricable part of every activity we do. Driving from one appointment to the next incites … Continue reading

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Formal Education…Self Education…What’s the Difference?

In line with what I was discussing yesterday, I read this great article and wanted to share it with you. Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool wrote Design Your Own Master’s and this particular bit jumped off the page and … Continue reading

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“She’s Not in School, So She’s Not Learning Anything”

I have this weird hearing problem – when there are multiple noise sources, a kiddo demanding my attention at my elbow, a loud car driving by, and someone else talking to me, I get bits and pieces. Not enough to … Continue reading

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