Category Archives: Bonding

Complete the Story

How do you get a reluctant reader and writer to, you know, read and write more? Do it with her. Again. And again. And again. Oh yeah, and make it fun. I was in one of my favorite places – … Continue reading

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History With Gramps

Years ago I picked up a stack of Time for Kids books on a variety of historical subjects. They have sat on my homeschool shelf and been mainly ignored. I pulled them out the other day, some 20, perhaps more, … Continue reading

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A Life Well-Lived

Last night we fixed steaks, shrimp and sauteed mushrooms for dinner and enjoyed a movie and family time. Because that’s how we celebrate Valentine’s Day around here apparently! I had wanted to see The Arrival since before it hit the … Continue reading

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Meanderings and Miscellany

Sometimes, seeing a picture, or reading one of my homeschool friends’ posts reminds me that I need to step back and re-assess, yet again, how I am doing things. But first, a funny story… Ode to Phred My friend Bethany, … Continue reading

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Shaking It Up

Best Behavior Since she was caught dead to rights cheating on her spelling and lying to me about assignments, Em has been on her best behavior. Surrounded by three adults, she has certainly heard about how disappointed we are with … Continue reading

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Saying “Yes”

I know I’ve been rather quiet here on the homeschool front. The hubby is still unemployed, although there are several possibles pending, so that will probably change soon. Meanwhile, he is heading the daily homeschooling tasks and I am working … Continue reading

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‘Yo Daddy!

Having the hubs home for the past month has been quite nice. Not only have a number of items been ticked off of the “Honey Do” list, but Dave has stepped forward and volunteered to homeschool the Em. And in … Continue reading

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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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