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Posted on Jun 14, 2017 | 1 comment

Out with the Old, In with the Older; Back to Homeschool

Out with the Old, In with the Older; Back to Homeschool

I had The Talk with my significant other. Our relationship is not quite right even though we get along and we love each other’s families. Today we made it official. We are breaking up. Tomorrow, we exchange our CDs. That last sentence will give you an idea of how long it’s been since I actually broke up with someone. What do the kids do nowadays – change their iTunes passwords? You see, I didn’t break up with a person today, but a school. My kids’ school. A dear, good school, with whom my family and I share thousands of treasured memories. We will genuinely miss one another. But staying together at this point would be like staying in a relationship that doesn’t fit anymore. If it ever did. We are returning to our homeschool. We know it’s the right thing to do but we are torn. Nothing is ever 100% right. There are very, very special things about this school and it’s people. We will miss them. We may...

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Posted on Feb 13, 2015 | 4 comments

Be Still, My Heart

Be Still, My Heart

I’ve been keeping a secret from you. I am a…homeschooling mom! I know, I know, I KNOW. What kind of oddball hippie rebel in a hand-sewn dress am I??? Well, I can tell you that only one of those adjectives applies to me (and I’ll let you guess which one – it probably varies, depending on who YOU are!). I began this vast undertaking recently and, as you might imagine, I am fairly overwhelmed with the fantastic possibilities and the myriad opportunities, as well as the enormous pressure to do well by my children. I want to live up to their potential. They deserve a great teacher! How’s it going? So Far, So Okay. I jumped into these waters entirely unprepared. We officially made the call on a Sunday night, and on Monday morning, we were homeschooling. Talk about having NO idea how I wanted to do things, much less having any formal curriculum prepared. What I do have going for me is that I’ve done a project or two with these...

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