Monthly Archives: March 2014

A Very Creative Day

I have to say, finally getting the homeschool room cleaned up really gave a jolt to my creative side…and Emily’s. So while she has immersed herself in the minutiae of face paints, I have catapulted myself down the rabbit hole … Continue reading

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My Body is Her Canvas

I mentioned the other day that we are ramping up to sell at a farmer’s market. This will be headed by my daughter and I, and as we cleaned the homeschool room to make room for Emily to do some … Continue reading

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Sneaky Learning

Once upon a time I read some article about a mom who used the term “sneaky learning” to describe her teaching style. Basically you teach without really seeming to teach – introducing your kiddo to new concepts without them realizing … Continue reading

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I Learned All About Killing Chickens from Your 7-Year-Old

There are some days when I am very, very thankful that I hang with a bunch of laid-back homeschool, granola-crunching moms and teachers. If my child were in public school, I sort of have to wonder if they would be … Continue reading

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I Cleaned Up the Homeschool Room

Man oh man, am I ever pooped. I just cleaned the messiest room EVER. Situated right off of our dining room, the homeschool room is approximately 12×12, so 144 square feet of madness. The long table we have for crafts … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts – It Just Never Took With Me

If you think that homeschoolers are a bunch of shut-in antisocial weirdos, you have never met the families we hang out with. It seems like these weeks of ours are filled with a never-ending stream of activities – two different … Continue reading

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Silly Putty…in the Hair!

This morning I was brushing my daughter’s hair and kept running into these crazy tangles, snarls and weirdness. “What in the world is in your hair?” She said nothing at first, then her shoulders slumped a little. “I guess we … Continue reading

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Help If You Can

While I do not know this family personally, many do. They are homeschoolers and about a month ago, the husband was in a terrible car accident. Sandwiched between two semis, he suffered life-altering spinal cord injuries and has a long … Continue reading

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Mario Kart and I Are Math Buddies

There are moments in our unschooling/homeschooling experiences where I get that “You just SCORED a MAJOR goal!” kind of feeling. Fist pumping, send out the cheerleaders, and “can I get an amen.” It is the best feeling. It really is. … Continue reading

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Using Mario Kart to Teach Math

We are unschoolers. Basically this means that learning comes through life experiences. We deal with math and economics, even language arts (reading/writing), when we go grocery shopping. We discuss history when visiting the different sections of the local art museum … Continue reading

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