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First Year of Homeschooling

My Husband is Sexy and Awesome

Ok, folks, FINALLY the wrap up to our first year of homeschooling. The learning curve wasn’t just steep, it was crazy wavy with depressing lows and heart-bursting highs. AND I’m so glad we began this journey and continue to tempt fate with our particular path.

So go ahead, read, and get a bird’s eye view […]

Enlightened

Each February for the past 3 years I head to St. Dorothy’s Rest in Occidental to gather with a group of open-hearted and conscious women for four days. Our goal is to set our intentions for the coming year. It was during this year’s retreat that I stumbled upon the missing piece between my philosophy […]

Control, A Curious Strategy

Many excuses come to mind as to why you haven’t heard from me in nearly a month and all are pretty good.

The weather is gorgeous and we’ve been living in the moment. I’ve spent much of the past few weeks letting ideas for the new school year swirl around in my brain. I’m excited […]

Deschooling, Sort Of

As November came to a close, I was at a loss. Not the throw in the towel kind, but the back to the drawing board kind. In the moment, though, I needed an immediate plan, so my temporary answer was to take that open-ended time that all the experienced homeschoolers recommended; we’ll deschool in December.

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Jumping Into the Deep End

As I sit here typing at my computer, we have completed our first year of homeschooling. For those who are considering homeschooling, getting ready to homeschool, or are morbidly curious about the ups and downs of our grand experiment, you can follow along as I recount the tale of our year with as much authenticity […]

First Day of Homeschooling

The journey of our first year of homeschooling continues…

Armed with the knowledge of the learning styles assessment and the workbook pdf provided with the assessment results, I got busy getting ready for a 5th grade homeschooling year.

The dominant learning personality for one of my daughters (let’s call her Gigi) is Producer. This means […]

How Now, Homeschool Frau?

We decided to homeschool. We had also decided to file a Private School Affidavit (PSA), which lets the state know that we are functioning as our own private school with no attachment to a district. Giddy and slightly bewildered the question became, “Now what?”.

The advice I read and heard most often was, “Don’t buy […]

So Why Homeschooling, You Ask?

A year ago, while wrapping up a challenging 4th grade year, we made the HUGE decision for our daughters to learn at home for 5th grade. It wasn’t the first time we had considered it, but instead of feeling anxious about the radicalness of it and its consequences, this time it felt like a relief, […]