Category Archives: Advocacy

Schedules, Promoting Writing and More

Schedule Rearranged Beginning at the first of this month, I moved most of my cleaning clients to afternoon appointments. This was the first step in planning our fall schedule. Em wants to return to homeschool and I feel more confident … Continue reading

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Back to Homeschooling?

Back to Homeschooling? Last fall, still reeling from a particularly harsh assessment of my parenting skills by my eldest, I found myself doubting everything, including homeschooling. And so I enrolled Em in public school, unsure if it would be a … Continue reading

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Engaged Parents, Engaged Teachers

Word of the Day Today’s word of the day comes to us thanks to Merriam-Webster’s automatic email… perfunctory – routine or mechanical in nature It is from the Latin word perfunctorius and the Latin root perfungi (to accomplish) Em liked the … Continue reading

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Buzz, Buzz, Sez the Bee

Last week I took Em and her friend Emma (the two Em’s!) to see a free showing of Akeelah and the Bee at the Westport Presbyterian Church. They have movie night every 2nd Friday and this was the first time … Continue reading

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Bring on the Rebels

In July, my thoughts increasingly turn towards curriculum planning for fall. I’m strongly considering Time4Learning, an online learning site that several folks I know use or have used. When I mentioned doing this, my eldest reminded me that Em needs … Continue reading

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Great Article on Working and Homeschooling

I saw this article pop up on my Google Alerts. It discusses strategies that some parents use to work from home (or simply work alternate shifts from their spouse) and still manage to homeschool. You can find the article here. … Continue reading

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Great Podcast

I just wanted to put a quick note out to everyone to check out Unblocked, which is a podcast on writing, and more, since this podcast focused on secular homeschooling. I’m suffering through another lousy headache today and Charlie’s newest post … Continue reading

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Seize Those Moments

Yesterday evening a message came across my Facebook feed. It was from a friend posting on our homeschool co-op group, letting the group know her kids wouldn’t be attending class today. I only knew why because I had talked to … Continue reading

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Stealth Reading

I’ve never particularly liked the word “sneaky.” Perhaps I was labeled sneaky as a child and have never recovered. Instead, I’ll call what I do with Emily…stealthy. One section of our library is devoted to homeschool books. And occupying a solid five … Continue reading

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