Category Archives: Homeschool

Reflecting on Our First Year

Year one is under our belts!  I’m so proud of us.  I guess technically the year isn’t entirely over, they are still doing math and cursive 3 days a week, but it’s pretty much done.

I’ve been getting asked a lot how our first year was, and I’m so happy and thankful to say that it was great.  It was even better than I thought it would be (not that I knew what to expect).  I didn’t know how much I would love it.  So as I sip my coffee in the wee hours, here are some reflections on our … Read the rest

Our First Homeschool Christmas Break

First let me tell you that when we were a public school family, I fell into the “go back to school” camp during any kind of break.  So I wasn’t sure how our first Christmas break would go this time around, now that we homeschool.

Much to the dismay of my children, we did school the first three days of “break”, because we don’t have to follow the school schedule.  Or so I’m trying to tell  them.  Then we traveled to see family for 4.5 days.  Then we were sloths for a week.  By Friday the second week of break … Read the rest

The Day I Said “Yes” to Homeschooling

First I have to go back about two years.  Chad brought up the idea of homeschooling, which began the biggest fight we’ve ever had in our marriage, and it lasted about three weeks.  We then decided to never talk about it again.

I then was a substitute teacher for two years, and told Chad I might be capable of homeschooling, but still not willing.  Two very different feelings.  He smiled and nodded.

This summer I told Chad I might consider homeschooling in two years, when Grace would be going into high school and Ada would be done at our … Read the rest