Category Archives: Bonding

About That Reading

One of the daily homeschool requirements is that Em read for at least fifteen minutes. This has taken on a variety of forms – her reading out of grade-appropriate books to her dad or me, reading to herself, and also … Continue reading

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You Can Talk to Me

When I was growing up, there were still the vestiges of “a child should be seen and not heard.” Despite this, my parents did try to talk to me, with me, and involve me in the realities of life. Lately … Continue reading

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A Lesson Learned

I mentioned in an earlier post that for November, Emily would be designing her own curriculum. And here is what she chose… Monday Read Learn how to use Microsoft Word One set of Khan Academy questions Practice typing Practice assigned … Continue reading

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If You Could Learn Whatever You Wanted…

  This morning Em wasn’t feeling well. She listed a litany of ailments, but her eyes told a different story – one way or another, a day off of homeschooling was in order. We don’t typically break for summer, and … Continue reading

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The Perfect Book…

  I have been put on a book buying freeze by my husband. This translates to a reduction on book buying on my part, since I am terrible at listening/obeying such edicts. This weekend we stopped by Cargo Largo, an anything goes … 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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Interesting Developments and Talking About College

In a more recent post I found myself questioning whether or not we can still consider ourselves unschoolers. To me, unschooling means child-led learning, but then I have to wonder, Is there a range here? So if I tell my child, ‘you … Continue reading

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Raising Future Adults

I was barely eighteen when my daughter Danielle was born. And I was double that age when her little sister came along. Eighteen years is a long time to parent, and plan, but I don’t think anyone is every really … Continue reading

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Family

I have been pretty quiet lately. Mainly I’ve been busy, but then again, I’m always busy. More importantly, I’ve been adjusting to having my eldest back in my day-to-day life again. We have had too many heart-to-hearts to count. And … Continue reading

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I Love You Mister Rogers

Yeah…I can’t top that. What he said.

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