"I've learned how to be a cycle-breaker and how to become a positive parent. By doing so, I am modeling healthy balance by first modeling healthy behavior. We've all got to start somewhere."
Saying "everyone is gifted in some way" is a way of rationalizing, of equaling the playing field. A completely normal, rational way of rationalizing. But still equally ridiculous.
After a couple months of mulling it over, I finally worked up enough nerve to ask this lovely, incredibly supportive group of homeschoolers for recommendations on a topic my son has been bugging me about for several years now. Don't be silly, Stacie. You can ask homeschoolers anything! Most of them are so open-minded and… Continue reading That One Topic Just Too Weird for Even Those Weird Homeschoolers
I recently read an article entitled "Homeschooling on the rise as concerns about public schools grow" by Diana Alvear of FOX 46 Charlotte posted on February 9, 2019. Major news station aside, plenty of truth can be found here. To supplement my previous post, 5 Homeschooling Tips: Truths from My Homeschooling Journey, here are five… Continue reading Secular Homeschool Rising: 5 More Homeschooling Truths
Whoever said homeschooling is a journey hit the nail on the head. Going into it, I hadn't a clue what I was doing or what it was really like. Sure, I'd researched the logistics, chosen my curriculum, read all the blogs, and talked to several people. But not even my thorough investigation into the homeschooling… Continue reading 5 Homeschooling Tips: Truths from My Homeschooling Journey
Real Life The dentist asks my seven-year-old son what grade he’s in. He stares at the wall behind her and lets out a deep sigh. Does she mean what grade level am I on, and if so, which subject? Should I say I’m homeschooled? Why does she want to know? Does she even know what… Continue reading I’m Not a (Fill-in-the-Blank); I’m Gifted
Secular Christian Homeschooling--that's really a thing? I have no idea. But if not, consider me revolutionary. I am a Christian. However, I also believe in separation of religion and education (or, if you prefer, "church and state," but since I no longer adhere to the state-run educational system, maybe that's not so accurate). Specifically in… Continue reading Secular Christian Homeschooling: It’s My Thing But It Certainly Doesn’t Have To Be Yours
I'm so over purveyors of popular penny-pinching perfectionist ploys. I've been reading all the blogs. I subscribe to all the newsletters. You know the ones. Do this and your kids will be healthy, perfect angels who don't spazz out on sugar crack, and your skin and hair will be shiny and luxurious, and your home… Continue reading Ditch the Deviations
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I'm sitting at the kitchen table watching you dig in your green beans and corn, your chicken nuggets scarfed down and your watery juice already gone, too. You pick through your green beans, getting at the bits of bacon hiding between. I know you're about to pick up your plate and throw it on the… Continue reading Learning as you Grow