1. Homeschool moms are SO patient, therefore they make good homeschoolers. False! This is my number one comment I receive that drives me crazy, because I am not a patient person. Little kids in general can send me over the edge because of my lack of patience. BUT as a homeschool mom I do have . . . → Read More: Homeschooling Myths
I thought I’d give you a glimpse of what our typical homeschool day looks like. We used to get up much earlier, but since my youngest was born we’ve pushed our mornings back some. I get the kids up and eating breakfast around 8:00 and start school before 9:00. And yes, we mostly do school . . . → Read More: Homeschool day
I feel really blessed that I have been able to send our kids to a one day a week school for homeschooled children. They get to do some of the fun school things with other children. They do things like PE, art, and music that are fun to do with a crowd. I especially . . . → Read More: Christmas Program
I was so excited to be able to try BabbaBox with my four and six year olds! The theme of the box we received was Sun, Moon, and Stars. It came complete with everything I needed to do four activities with my children.
There was an explore with your own binoculars activity, a picture . . . → Read More: BabbaBox–learning is fun and easy!
I was in the bathroom when I spied a black spider crawling my way. I just watched it for a minute. It kept coming. Then it hit me that I needed to move or it was going to be on me. I grabbed a paper and started furiously shaking it at the spider. It jumped . . . → Read More: Teaching Moments
Teaching Textbooks is the best new decision we made with homeschooling this year. For the first time my kids enjoy math! It is a computer program that gives them instant feedback on their answers! Gone are the days when I’ve gotten five lessons behind in my grading only to realize my daughter was doing them . . . → Read More: You know you’re an awesome homeschool mom when…
We met Quaver!!! Several weeks ago I received an email inviting me to Crepes with Quaver in Dallas. Thinking it was a promotional dinner for bloggers, I invited my daughter to go with me and signed up to go. Imagine my confusion when I was asked what school district I was with! It was . . . → Read More: Quaver Music
The kids were so excited for their first day of school. Yes we still homeschool, but they attend a one day a week school for homeschooled kids. We have had a really great experience there for the last several years. The classes offered are a little different each year. It’s lots of hands on fun . . . → Read More: First Day of School
It was day two of the THSC Convention and Family Conference. After a full day of sessions, we were excited to see John R Erickson, the author of the Hank the Cow Dog books, in concert.
We had gone out to eat and thought we left plenty of time to get back to the concert, . . . → Read More: Meeting Hank the Cow Dog
About four days after we got back from our road trip to Iowa to see family, we loaded back up and headed to Houston for the Texas Home School Coalition Southwest Convention and Family Conference. We went last year and had such a great experience that we decided to go back this year even though . . . → Read More: Homeschool Conference 2012