Category Archives: Homeschooling

Second Thoughts about Homeschooling

Some days, I indulge second thoughts about our decision to homeschool our seventh grader. I think about the friends she doesn’t get to see in the hallways. The experiences she’s missing. Grumbling about homework with her peers. School dances. Stealing glances at … Continue reading

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Homeschooling & ADHD: A Distracted Day

Today was frustrating yet filled with learning. I knew there would be days like this, when I’d end the day worn down to a nub. What I didn’t expect, though, is the feeling of empowerment and validation that comes from … Continue reading

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Homeschool doesn’t have to take place at HOME

Today in homeschooling, we did consumer math. And by “consumer math” I mean that we went to Market Basket. On the way to the store, I shared the story of Market Basket. She learned terms such as profit shares, a living … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Homeschooling Day One

It is bedtime, the day before the start of the school year. Two of our kids are abed. The soon-to-be 5th grader is trying to settle down, even though she’s so excited about school that she will toss and turn … Continue reading

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Perspective Shift, Paradigm Shift: Our Journey Into Homeschooling

Thank you, science, genetics, and $divinity, for gifting my first-born child with so many amazing traits. She is forgiving, grateful, team-oriented, creative, fair. She is filled with hope, love and kindness. And thank you, also, for making her “abnormal.” Truly. … Continue reading

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