When I saw the title of this article I knew I needed to read it — and I am glad I did! Most of my friends are educators working as leaders in public and charter schools. A few of them have even started their own schools. All are seriously committed to the awesome task of… Continue reading Americans are rejecting the ‘homeschool myth’ — and experts say the misunderstood education might be better than public or charter schools
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An easy, vegetarian and family-friendly introduction to fermented superfood, kimchi. Kimchi is a big ask for some. Even more so for those with families to feed. For starters – not to put too fine a point on it – kimchi stinks. To highest Heaven. Even hardcore kimchi fans would…
Dear Channie, I am a homeschooling mom of boys (twins). I started off homeschooling them through 2nd grade. After 2nd grade I went back to work and they were enrolled in our neighborhood public school. They were there for 3rd and 4th grade. This year they started 5th grade and boy has it been disappointing!… Continue reading Dear Channie: Transitioning Twins Back Home
Friends give the best gifts! And one of my dear girlfriends told me about PepperPlate, my new favorite tool that has revolutionized how I cook for my family. Gone are the days of running around not being in control of my kitchen. PepperPlate keeps it all together–recipes, meal plan and shopping list. All in one… Continue reading PepperPlate: Finally, Some Help in the Kitchen!
I struggle with organization. I always have. In my mind everything is well planned and I move throughout the day in a calm fashion–from one task to the next. So orderly. But that is so not my reality. My kids compare me to the mom character, Frankie, from the show, The Middle. I must confess that… Continue reading My Futures Board:The Struggle Is Real!
In this week’s art lesson the girls were introduced to landscapes! We learned that: Landscapes are works of art that feature scenes of nature: mountains, lakes, gardens, rivers, etc. They can be oil paintings, watercolors, gauche, pastels, or prints of any kind. Before the girls worked on creating their own landscape we took time to… Continue reading Winter Landscape Art Project
I found out about Mystery Science last year and we had our first lesson which asked the question, Could a Volcano Erupt in Your Backyard? We all loved that lesson and learned so much. I have been looking for lessons to go with what we are currently learning. Needless to say I was thrilled to… Continue reading The Universe in a Box: Our 2nd Mystery Science Project