Monthly Archives: September 2012

Doing Our Part to Help…Cabbage Butterflies

Emily’s recent obsession with cabbage caterpillars is now officially out of control. About a week ago, I sent her out to the yard to collect kale leaves and feed them to the chickens. She grabbed a few pieces and then … Continue reading

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Just Ask…

In between homeschool meets and events, it can often become isolating and I forget how many resources are out there, waiting for me to take advantage of them. It is often a delightful moment when I realize just how many … Continue reading

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Reasons to Keep a Homechool Diary

I have to admit, I’ve really been getting a kick out of writing down our daily activities. We have done some rather interesting things recently. And sometimes, like on Friday, I just sat and watched my child as she played … Continue reading

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Well…She Made Me Laugh…

Emily has been attending homeschool p.e. at the local community center for several months now. Attendance has waned during the summer months, and the last two classes have only included one other child, a boy a year or so older … Continue reading

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The Truth and the Lies

I’m reading a very interesting book this week. It is written by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History And I wanted to bring it up here because of the first … Continue reading

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Socially Themselves

I ran across an interesting discussion on Mothering.com started by a mom who is considering homeschool and worried about socialization. I don’t want to go into exhaustive detail on how often socialization comes up as a justification for public schools … Continue reading

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A Week of Unschooling

Times When You Just HAVE to Get Out Last Friday morning was rough. I hadn’t gotten to sleep until after midnight the night before. Compound that with a 3:30 a.m. visit by “I had a bad dream, can I sleep … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of It All

Tracking Learning I realized the other day that I was feeling rather discombobulated – as if I wasn’t really keeping track of what we were learning on a day-to-day basis. I mean, I have the Excel spreadsheet of Learning Goals … Continue reading

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“Look Mama, I’m Knitting!”

On Tuesday morning, Emily asked, “Mama, can I watch a movie?” I was busy cleaning up the kitchen as she ate breakfast. “No baby, not this morning. We will go to the library later this morning, a cleaning afterwards, and … Continue reading

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