A Caterpillar Story

We recently did a very homeschoolerish thing: We captured a caterpillar to watch it transform into a butterfly. My son is obsessed with the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and when we discovered a host of black swallowtail caterpillars demolishing my parsley patch, I figured it was a good time to try this experiment. What […]

Blessing the Beginning

What do weddings, graduations, and sitting in the back yard the day before Labor Day have in common? For the Jones House, they’re all rituals that give closure to what went before, and get us ready for what’s ahead. Granted, our backyard meeting doesn’t have quite the weight of a wedding or graduation. But it’s […]

Tailor-Made Education

Homeschooling is great because you can tailor your child’s education to his/her interests and needs! But what does that even mean? I might give the impression that Darren and I craft every single lesson to each of our children’s interests and needs: “I noticed Sparkler’s attention wandering during math last week, so I’m writing out […]

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