Homeschooling in the Forest

We’re all familiar with the saying, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” What I’m wondering, is how many other homeschooling families…

Day 1 down . . . 179 to go!

Day 1 is down. I’m trying to take it all in stride – especially the part where I asked my young students what their favorite part of the day was. Two of them answered with…

It’s all about the clothes, anyway!

So the night before our “back-to-school” day, there were some discussions about what outfits the kids would choose for their first day. Everyone knows that school itself is irrelevant, because the outfit is what matters…

Enter the boy…

An interesting trend is emerging as the boy gets older.  His quick wit and sarcasm are becoming a force for his sisters to overcome. Complaining that her camp buddy defied the buddy system and left…

The parable of the talents, sort of…

“Dad, I don’t know why or how, but sometimes I can just draw things really well” said the red head. “That’s because drawing is one of your talents” dad responded. “My talents?” she asked. The…

Language Lessons

Recently the girls were lamenting the fact that they could not stay and watch a movie at a swim club party. “Mom, why can’t we stay and watch?” “Well, there’s just some language in the…

A new type of hero

The kids are all very proud of their uncle who is currently serving our country in the US Air Force.  He was recently deployed, so we took the kids to the airport to see him…