Are you a first-time homeschooler or thinking about homeschooling? Are you wondering about how to get started? Here are 10 things you need to know to homeschool. This post was originally published November 3, 2015, but has since been updated. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure statement for more information. 10 Things You Need to Know to Homeschool 1. Know Your … [Read more...] about 10 Things You Need to Know to Homeschool
When You’ve Lost Your Homeschool Rhythm
I have to admit a hard truth, folks. We've kind of sort of misplaced our homeschool rhythm. Or possibly it was thrown from a speeding Mustang, ridden by feral farm animals, into the jaws of an outlaw coyote. Maybe I've been reading too many Adventures of Hank the Cowdog to the children. I'm not sure. All I know is our rhythm has gone missing, and I'm struggling to find it. Homeschooling through … [Read more...] about When You’ve Lost Your Homeschool Rhythm
The Importance of Imaginative Play in Early Childhood
The warm sun is shining and the fireflies have emerged. It's summer and the smell of bbq's and lilies fill the air. My new flower bed is filled with poppies and a morning dove greets me with her mournful sound from a nearby tree. I love stepping outside with my morning coffee and enjoying the sights and sounds of summer. Our daily rhythm throughout most of the year is best described as controlled … [Read more...] about The Importance of Imaginative Play in Early Childhood
Helping Our Perfectionist Child
Perfectionism has reared its ugly head again. Not that it has ever completely left. Oh, no...but some days...weeks...months are easier than others. Helping Our Perfectionist Child Our son has been a perfectionist since he was a small child. Of all the things I could have passed on to my offspring...blue eyes, long legs, cunning wit...perfectionism and anxiety wouldn't have been on my list. As … [Read more...] about Helping Our Perfectionist Child
Are We Still Unschooling?
This past homeschool year has been fraught with ups and downs for our family. We have had other homeschoolers join us daily for adventures. We have taken college courses. We have had fun with experiments. We have read some wonderful books. We have struggled with asychronisity. We have dealt with sickness and loss of family and friends. We moved from our community to a farm, and we have … [Read more...] about Are We Still Unschooling?