Park Day – Again

I think we must have walked at least five miles today, and at a pretty brisk pace, too.  We picked up a chatty guest at one point, and I guess I was moving too fast for him, because he dropped out after about half a mile.  I caught up to him again on the way […]

Homeschool Photography

I’ve decided yet again to do a photography project where you take one photograph every day for a whole year.  Such commitment!  I can raise and care for umpteen children for decades on end, but I have trouble with a photo-a-day project.  {insert eye roll here} Anyway, I have a couple of children who are […]

Back in the Saddle + Growing Caterpillars

Hey, y’all!  I tidied up the kitchen!  And some messy corners of the living room!  Of course, the living room was messied again almost immediately, but the kitchen is still clean.  And I’m even menu planning this morning, since Henry so sweetly woke me up at 4:25, and there’s no sense going back to bed […]

Making Music

When I was in fourth grade, my school offered me the opportunity to join the band.  I remember there was a special assembly where someone presented all the instruments available.  I remember one of my classmates asking if you had to have long arms to play the trombone.  He called her up on stage to […]

Planning Inertia

Usually, I love planning our educational years.  I actually get going in April and May, before we’re even finished with our current year!  But for some reason, this year, I can’t get motivated.  This will be Meg’s senior year, and I guess she’s all mapped out.  That girl knows what she wants.  (Also, she got […]

Evie’s Spider Rescue Service

Links are affiliate links! And the books are really great. They are charming, well-illustrated, fact-filled, and just all around delightful. We love them! However, they do have certain side effects… “I’m coming downstairs!” Evie called. “I have a spider!” “What do you mean you have a spider?” I asked, trying to act casual. “I have […]

The Reason for Summer School

I do not like to give up homeschooling just because it’s summer.  You’d think I’d be looking forward to a little vacation, but I don’t!  Here’s the thing: I am – and always have been – head over heels in love with my children.  I am!  It’s why I wanted to homeschool them in the […]

Reading and the Homeschool

Reader Question: I have a daughter that is Tommy’s age and was wondering what kind of books he was reading either on his own or reading to you? Also does he like to read quietly on his own?  Our 8 year old is our oldest and for some reason reading is MY most challenging subject. […]