The Psychology of Homeschooling with a Toddler

Homeschooling is hard work. Multiply that by the number of toddlers tagging along for the journey. How do you get your head in the game for this task?

Homeschooling.  With a toddler.  Need I say more?  As homeschool families everywhere start back to school, there seems to be an echo across the Internet.  “We had a great first day back, but the toddler …”  The echoes are reverberating in my soul, and I haven’t even started back to school yet. Over the summer, […]

Why I Teach Latin (And You Don’t Have To)

Are you thinking about teaching your kids Latin? Are you feeling the pressure? You might not have to!

Sure, there are lots and lots of reasons to study Latin.  I don’t think I’d have a hard time convincing folks it’s a decent subject to include in our homeschool. Improved Understanding of English You can drive a car without understanding much about how the engine works.  But if you are going to take out […]

Pruning the Dead Branches

Thought about and searched for this tonight … Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening: Morning for April 29th “Thou art my hope in the day of evil.” –Jeremiah 17:17 The path of the Christian is not always bright with sunshine; he has his seasons of darkness and of storm. True, it is written in God’s Word, “Her […]

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 […]

Beginnings of a Beginning

These ideas still need time to percolate, but before I headed to bed I wanted to jot down some of the helpful bits of wisdom I’ve gleaned at tonight’s class that I think will move us in the right direction. Make a schedule “for now” not “for forever”.  The schedule can be revisited again later. […]

The Good, The Hard and The Ugly

I said early on in this blog journey that I wasn’t here to share “answers” but to share the journey, the questions.  Well, today is one of those days where the answers seem very far and outnumbered by the questions.  While Math is in the process of being re-worked and other things are fair game, […]