Priorities

When your main occupation is schooling your children at home, sometimes it’s hard to decide what comes first.  What should you concentrate your energies on?  What is highest on the list, among so many things of great importance? When we first began homeschooling in 2010, it all seemed pretty clear to me.  Just getting my…

Eating Amphibians, and Other Good Advice

I found this scribble in an old notebook which encapsulates my year in a few lines: Another year has slipped away, Another year has gone. A slimy frog escapes my grasp Into a slimy pond. Slippery subjects The favorite homeschool advice of a friend of mine was to eat that frog. By this, she meant…

The Joys of Co-op

As we head into the end of the homeschool year, it seems like a worthy time to contemplate the many benefits of belonging to a homeschool co-op.  As well as the occasional downsides. What is Co-op? The main purpose of co-op is to provide a place where, once a week in our case, all the…