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Flying Kites: When learning happens

When I was a child, I loved flying kites.  I can remember evenings when my parents would meet up with fellow homeschooling friends and mentors (there weren’t many of us back in the 1980s) to walk and talk at a local park.  Many times I would bring my kite and...

Where Curriculum Ends and Learning Begins

This morning as I sat down at the dining room table, curriculum book in hand, to begin teaching today’s Math lesson to my six year old, some real learning took place:) We did our calendar, weather graph, and counting routine.  My little guy sat obediently at the...

Schooling outside the four walls

It’s finally here!  Fall.  And with it is cooler (notice the -er) weather and the chance to get out of these four walls and learn. Today we did just that.  Because we are studying birds this week, we had a super-sleuth, bird, scavenger hunt.  Because I love...

Overcoming the Fear of Dyslexia

“profoundly dyslexic” The words echoed inside my head as if everything else in life had suddenly abandoned me to this phrase.  And, the rushing title wave of fear threatened to overtake me in that moment.  As I sat listening to the reading therapist go on...

Large Family Organization…Laundry

Oh the dreaded laundry!  It is not at the top of my list of enjoyable activities.  I will also admit that the only laundry that I enjoy folding is the little baby clothes.  They are quick, easy, and cute:)  But baby laundry soon gives way to toddler, child, and teen...