I said the words "historical disaster" -- and my kitchen erupted into a frenzy of baking soda and vinegar, clay and … [Read more...] about In The Flow
Sandra Dodd's son, Marty, is right: her Big Book of Unschooling makes an excellent bathroom book. Broken down into small, … [Read more...] about Books for Boys: Sandra Dodd’s Big Book of Unschooling
Kim, of Kim's Play Place, recently nominated me for my first-ever homeschool blog award.The awards are given by Alasandra's … [Read more...] about I’ve Been Nominated for an Award!
I started the day with a plan. My plan was neat and orderly and included things like Spelling with Boy #1 and Reading with … [Read more...] about Going with the Flow (or, Why Real Life is More Interesting than School)
Today, kids all around town woke to alarm clocks and backpacks. Mine awoke to a pile of cardboard tubes and hacksaws.While … [Read more...] about The First Day of School
“It’s only really in America that parents have no expectation of their kids until age 18. Then they expect them to get into … [Read more...] about Kid Power
I would make a horrible school parent.My boys are homeschooled during the school year, but this summer, my oldest three are … [Read more...] about Skipping School
Today started with no real plan.Boy #3 had speech this morning and gymnastics and baseball scheduled later this afternoon. (I … [Read more...] about Natural Learning
Thirteen-year-old Daniel Hauser has returned home.Hauser is the (homeschooled) Minnesota boy who last week disappeared with … [Read more...] about Political Purity Over Protection of Children?
It's a beautiful day outside today -- sunny and 70 degrees. So when it came time to read this afternoon, I decided to apply … [Read more...] about Applied Knowledge