Category Archives: Challenges

The New Order

With work on The Cottage moving along at a sharp clip, and the Homes Tour looming over us in less than two weeks, I have been one distracted homeschooling mama. But I’ve also made a couple of mistakes that need … 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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Truth and Consequences

I’ll admit it – I’ve been suspicious for a while now. And today, my suspicions were confirmed. It started off with me running to Lowe’s. Before I left I told Em, “When you get up, do your morning chores and … Continue reading

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Drawing the Line

I hated to do it, but… Let me preface this by saying that, overall, both of my girls are amazing and wonderful. I’ve seen some kids who were a handful of rotten, and my girls aren’t. They have good hearts … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

This is an interesting approach to stopping bullying: parents make daughter wear thrift store clothes to school The long and short of it, in case you don’t want to watch the video, is that this one little girl was bullying … 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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Working While Homeschooling

My family is well versed with the need for two incomes and this article┬áis one of several I have seen recently. If your family can make it on one income while your spouse works a full-time job and you homeschool, … 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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2016 Goals Started Early

If you are a regular reader than you see a lot of posts about assessment – whether they are plans for homeschool for the next month or for the upcoming year. The thing about goals is that some are reasonable … 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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