Education Thru Travel

Pretty much everything we do provides a learning opportunity for the girls.  So when we plan travel, we like to make sure it’s something we will all enjoy. In the past, we have made our travel plans and then simply looked forward to what was in store.  This time I’ve decided to change it upContinue reading “Education Thru Travel”

Homeschooling Made Easier

When hubby and I discussed the possibility that we might be moving out of Illinois to Texas, one of the first things I did was research homeschooling.  Illinois was (and still is) a very homeschool friendly state.  The last thing I wanted to do was move to a state that would be problematic for ourContinue reading “Homeschooling Made Easier”

Homeschool Dreams

Lili loves studying history.  Naomi is just okay studying history, but her study of the fall of Rome and the rise of the Renaissance seems to capture her interest a little more. Lili is studying Victoria’s Empire currently, and their studies makes planning a European vacation more appealing than ever. My homeschooling dream has beenContinue reading “Homeschool Dreams”

Teach Them to Be Life-Long Learners

I could create a pretty long list of what I love about homeschooling.  However, this post is specific about today. Monday mornings we have started going to the park for a couple of hours of play.  While I would love to do this on a daily basis, Mondays are the only day of the weekContinue reading “Teach Them to Be Life-Long Learners”

Where Does Your Garden Grow

I’m thinking a Botany class should be part of our homeschool program this year 😉   No soil necessary.  It’s the hallmark of hydroponic gardening, plants held in place while their roots dangle in nourishing water. IKEA is using is mass marketing capabilities to bring this, newly miniaturized, technology to the masses.  It is withContinue reading “Where Does Your Garden Grow”

It’s All Good and Wonderful

They were all talking about it.  All the meteorologists that is.  States to the north and west of us got hit hard and it was heading our way.  During the wee hours of the morning, we had thunder, lightening, rain and wind.  Fortunately though, it was mostly a lot of noise with somewhere between 1.5Continue reading “It’s All Good and Wonderful”

Education Brought to Us By Nature

During warmer weather, many member of our local homeschool group have a weekly get-together at a local park for fun and exploration.  There is play equipment for those who want to play.  There are some woods with trails and a small creek for those who want to explore.  It’s a big beautiful park, just perfectContinue reading “Education Brought to Us By Nature”

Why Homeschooling is Best

I started this blog post several days ago after reading a post from a mom who shared her reasons why it’s okay not to homeschool.  Her post was not homeschooling bashing.  She was simply stating her reasons for choosing not to homeschool and why those reasons are okay. For many years, homeschool moms and dads have beenContinue reading “Why Homeschooling is Best”