What did I learn this week?

Socialization 101

I know that it is ALWAYS the first question, but what are people actually asking when they say to me, “If your kids are being homeschooled, how will they ever get socialized?”  I don’t know about anyone else, but before I started telling people that I planned to homeschool, I only ever heard people speak […]

Freedom to read…everything

I have been thinking lately about how much control (or not) we as parents choose to exercise over our children’s reading material.  I come from a very literate household, and we read all kinds of things to C in particular.  She makes it clear what she is interested in having us read to her, and […]

My family is my career

This post was reprinted on Home Learning Victoria. I remember when I first told someone that I was quitting my job to stay at home and raise my children, their response was, “Why?  I mean, it’s not like you don’t have an education and no other options?”  This person honestly could not understand why on […]

Burning with questions…

Summer is here and C’s 5th birthday approaches.  Along with this is the usual question, “What school will C be going to?”  Most people do not react negatively when I tell them that my kids are going to be home schooled.  However, I did have one neighborhood dad who I see fairly regularly at the […]

Not back to school…or preschool

I read this post on the whole back-to-school mindset which has become part of our culture…I think she has it pretty spot on. Even though C isn’t old enough for grade school, we are already getting hit with it from parents who are putting their kids in preschool. For some reason, I get looked at […]

Unschooling…

I found this interesting article online about unschooling.  Well, it is interesting if you are interested in unschooling…

Homeschooling is not a dirty word

My mom related to me an incident that occurred at the drop-in playgroup a few weeks back. During snack time, the kids sit at 3 large tables and share food from the snack tray that is served up. C, however, has taken to sitting at a small play table by herself, or, with one other […]