Category Archives: Homeschooling

The First Seven Years, or How I Realized My Parenting “Plan” Was a Mistake

Harmony reminded me that her birthday is in one month. Almost eight years old! As I look at her, how lanky and lean-strong and joyful and lighthearted she is, I can barely remember the anxiety I felt years ago when … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Second Grade! What Worked, and What Will Change

What a way to end the year… second grade finishes out with us still quarantined in our homes, where we’ve been since the third week of March. I’m grateful that we have remained healthy, and that I’ve been able to … Continue reading

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The Hardest Subject: American History

History has been, for me, the most difficult subject to plan for and teach in our homeschooling journey so far. I’ve checked out over two dozen history curricula designed for homeschoolers, and even a few that are meant for public … Continue reading

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A Homeschooling Parent Manifesto, Second Grade

This Homeschooling Parent Manifesto was created from a post I wrote over five and a half years ago, when Harmony began preschool in a tiny homeschooling group I was part of! My views on education have changed and grown over … Continue reading

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Second Grade Curriculum

After agonizing over not being able to find a history curriculum I liked (as you can read in the previous post here), trying to decide what exactly to cover in second grade, and figuring out what I felt Harmony would … Continue reading

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Homeschooling: The Good and the Hard

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on this blog! Wow. I’m sure some of what I believe has changed since I first began writing about education over eight years ago, and that’s awesome. I always want to be … Continue reading

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Harmony

As part of Write Alm’s November Prompts, I saw that today’s prompt is: Harmony! My daughter, Harmony, is now almost twenty-nine months old, or close to two and a half years. I’ve already posted about what our daily life looks like … Continue reading

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Day in the Life: 1st Annual Not-Back-to-School Week!

This is our first “official” not-back-to-school year as a home-schooling family! Harmony is two years and two months old, and we have been planning on home-schooling for a long time. Our family is a little out-of-the-ordinary because my husband and … Continue reading

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For All Former Home-schoolers Out There!

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No, I Don’t Hate Public School

Lately I’ve had a few people delicately hint that they think I hate public schools. If you haven’t already read this post I wrote several years ago, please do! And here are some more thoughts that I’ve had since writing … Continue reading

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