A Very Simple Schedule

At the beginning of the week, I felt a moment of crisis because I knew that I needed to spend more one-on-one time with my new reader and my struggling reader.  The schedule already felt packed and scary and the thought of adding one more thing was daunting (to put it mildly).  Monday evening, I […]

The Next Thing

One of the things that I have recently found to be a crushing burden of homeschool (for me, for now) is the feeling of needing to “finish” something in a given time.  I fear that if I don’t finish it, my kids will be “behind”.  I fear that if I don’t finish it, I will […]

Flu and Freedom

After Hazel’s surgery, Matt got the flu.  And then he kindly shared it with each of us in turn.  I thought I had the worst of it Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  I was wrong.  Tuesday was so bad I had to ask Matt to stay home from work.  Yesterday I was just barely well enough […]

The Slow Trickle of Math Change

From the beginning, we’ve use the Abeka Arithmetic series.  And honestly, the truth is that I really like it.  Full disclosure: I’ve only ever purchased and used the student (consumable) books and the answer key, so I really can’t speak to the teachers’ guides or how they recommend you teach a concept, what learning activities […]