To Those Tempted To Homeschool-An Open Letter

I heard somewhere that you were thinking about homeschooling. Don’t bother asking where, we’re like the Mafia, we never tell. But since you’re at least interested, take a seat and listen to my spiel. As tempting as homeschool sounds, you’re uncertain; suspicious even. What about socialization, grades, keeping up, and the persistent fear that your…

Success…Success!

When I first started researching homeschooling, do you know what worried me the most? Reading. Oh, believe me.  I read.  I’m probably the library’s favorite patron for all the fines I pay for the armloads of books I check out for the children and myself. Not only novels, but scholarly history books.  Sad, but true….

How we (kinda) homeschool

I’ll write another post later about my reasons for homeschooling.  For now, I just want to show what materials we’re currently using and share my thoughts on them. When I began investigating homeschooling, I was immediately bombarded with information.  I hadn’t realized that there were so many different ways to teach from home!  It’s actually…

Feminism gone wrong.

This is a continuation of my review that was moved to a new post for the sake of brevity. ———- What made me realize how much I had been needing a book like The Gentle Art of Domesticity was an explanation.  Something I had been unconsciously aware of but could never put in words and…

Book Review: The Gentle Art of Domesticity

The last three weeks of December I was given an early Christmas present.  My saintly parents kept the children after we went out for Thanksgiving and my husband and I returned home.  ALONE. You must realize we’ve never lived without kids.  Never in 6 years of marriage.  But that’s a whole ‘nother post. Leaving Colorado…

Resolutions? Nah…

For this semester and the new year, I refuse to set resolutions. I just set myself up for it if I do. However, I will set out general goals. Here they are: Encourage my personal domesticity: Do more projects in the home that make me happy: canning, sewing, cooking, baking, etc. More on this in…