Category Archives: Homeschooling

Dear Momma: YOU are what your kids need

Many months ago, when I was lamenting about our homeschooling method (if you can call a complete lack of structure, continual procrastination, total chaos and disorganization a “method”), a fellow mom said one of the most helpful and hopeful things … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Comparison

. “You need to watch your sister do vibrato, she’s better than you at it.” As soon as the words left my mouth, I regretted them.  Oh, I tried to make up for it, telling my daughter I wasn’t telling … Continue reading

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Link: Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help

I read a wonderful article today that I wanted to share… Desperate Housewives–No Laughing Matter: Why Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help I used to joke all the time about the Proverbs 31 woman.  I used to say, … Continue reading

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Public/Private vs. Alternative Ed & Homeschooling… my thoughts and experiences

I watched a short documentary tonight about the high school I would have attended had we not moved just before my 8th grade year, Hume-Fogg Academy.  I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my school experiences, how culturally diverse they … Continue reading

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Freedom of Choice

My boys taught me a really interesting lesson today, and I thought I would share it with you… First, a little bit of background info:  The rule of our house is that most toys are communal but there are some … Continue reading

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Babies Don’t Keep

I occasionally get criticized for the condition of my house, or my van, because it’s usually a mess.  Not a little mess, but a bread-crumbs-ground-into-the-floor-of-the-car-house-hasn’t-been-dusted-and-windows-haven’t-been-washed-in-over-a-year kind of mess.  And I get it.  The people who criticize me for those things … Continue reading

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WFMW – how we manage our family of 8

(“Manage” might be a little too hopeful a word.  “How I keep from spending all my time in a corner of the room, banging my head against the wall” might be a more appropriate title.  Sometimes the answer is simple: … Continue reading

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