Category Archives: Homeschool – Fine (and not so fine) Arts

Reviving the Homeschool/Art Room

If you were hoping for “before” photos, I am afraid you will be sorely disappointed. I couldn’t bear any more damning evidence that my homeschool/art room had devolved into a mass of half-finished projects and clutter. Yesterday morning I woke … Continue reading

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August Homeschool

August Homeschool…in the Hands of Her Sister I wasn’t particularly surprised when Dee (my eldest, age 26) asked if she could try her hand at schooling Em for a month. She did a lot with her stepson, including teaching him … Continue reading

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Bunny Rabbit…I Miss You

Today’s show at the Coterie, tripped me up in an unexpected manner. In truth, I hadn’t really thought it would be an issue when I first read the description of the show to Em and asked if she would like … Continue reading

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Hoping to Motivate Creativity vs. Perfectionism

So I posted about our Thursday unschooling studiesĀ on Bubblews as well as here and it spawned an interesting discussion with another homeschool mom on encouraging creativity. I mentioned that Em has a difficult time drawing and that it appears to … Continue reading

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More Reading, More Homeschool…and the Homeschool Room!

I know, I’ve been quiet here on the blogs for a while. Mainly due to family visiting. It was really great to see my father-in-law and our two nephews. Mo is eighteen and Eddie is nearly 23, and they are … Continue reading

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Zentangle Once More

I colored that last Zentangle and neglected to take a picture of it. It looks nice with spots of color. (Look for that in the mail, Dee) I thought that today I would show you the process as I understand … Continue reading

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Tackling Education Goals – by Using Amazon and the Library

I’m incredibly lucky – I live in a metropolitan area with an unbeatable library system – the Mid-Continent Public Library. What can’t be found at the library (very little) can usually be found through the inter-library loaning program from any … Continue reading

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Everything Good In Me I Learned From Dr. Seuss

Well, okay, maybe not everything. I was sitting in The Coterie Theatre, cross-legged on the floor, envying kids for their ability to contort their bodies in such uncomfortable positions (and really, did I have to wear jeans instead of nice … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Nelson-Atkins

I am boggled by the amount of kid-oriented activities in the Kansas City area. Everywhere I turn, there is something special going on – crafts, woodworking, nature, fine art, tours of fire departments, and so much more. A friend recently … Continue reading

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A Couple of Days Late for ‘Talk Like a Pirate’ Day…But Still

On Wednesday morning Emily discovered that her plastic pirate sword had gotten a wee bit bent. I held myself back from saying something about the state of her room and speculating on whether her possessions would be in better shape … Continue reading

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