I Need Eleven!

photo courtesy Susan at From the Narrows Have you ever been baffled or surprised by something your child says? You may be certain that you heard the words correctly, but they don’t make sense. ...

What Are You Supposed to Do?

There was a most interesting article that I read this week. It was an article from Macleans’ magazine entitled “How Dutch Women Got to be the Happiest Women in the World”.  It is a great read with lo...

Who’s Looking for You?

You know things are bad when you want to throw in the towel. And the calendar heading only reads … September. Or worse yet … August. I had some great plans for this summer, as perhaps many of you did...

Unschooling Myths

Jenny Penton is a homeschooling mother of seven children and loves the closeness that being home with them provides. Un-schooling is how they live and learn and she blogs about their learning experie...

Feeling What You Read

‘…thoughts–just mere thoughts–are as powerful as electric batteries–as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison.   To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous...

Planning Perspective

Most of us are beginning a new school year. It has taken thought, effort, time and money to get to the beginning. We have planned, re-arranged, spent money and girded our loins. And we start. We take...

Starting a Nature Club

Whether you currently enjoy nature study time with your children or not, being part of a nature club is a great motivator and provides hours of fun learning time. What is a nature study club?  Quite ...

Beyond the Books

As a new school year dawns, I begin thinking about what I want to teach my children. Of course, at the forefront are the basics and fundamental subjects: History, handwriting, math. But what about be...