Homeschool Stories: The Space Launch

"T - 22 minutes." I said as I slathered the 8th warm sourdough bun with honey. We were fully immersed in a lunchtime assembly line, powering up before our SpaceX launch party. We found out about the launch a few days ago. We had been patiently waiting with our homemade straw rockets made from the NASA website... Continue Reading →

The most important thing…

I teach them so many things... like not to drink expired milk, and how to safely cross an intersection. How not to shoot their brothers in the eyeball with a Nerf dart, and how to put the toilet seat down... even though it still seems super optional 85% of the time. How to apologize, clean... Continue Reading →

Raising Mr. Curiosity

He doesn't care that I'm in the middle of reading as he shoves a marker and yet another piece of paper on top of my open book. It's the 4th 'Can you draw this?' request of the morning, and it's only 8:05 a.m. "Mom! I want to learn about pterodactyls. How did they die? Can... Continue Reading →

Post Holiday Homeschooling

This week is 'back to school' after two weeks of holidays. That's two weeks of 'not much of a routine,' and 'feel free to forget which direction to write a lowercase d.' Two weeks of 'wandering aimlessly around the house' because you have too much free time now that Mom isn't grabbing you every 20... Continue Reading →

I hope my kids never stop checking inside all of the closets for secret magical worlds.

Something magical happens when you finally get to start reading real chapter books to your kids, instead of the classic lift the flap books meant for toddlers. Since really, you do know exactly who's hiding under the table, and behind the chair, you've lifted that flap countless times, and you know teddy's behind it all...... Continue Reading →

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