Tag Archives: Confessions

5 Winter Slog Strategies 

If I’d been consulted, I wouldn’t have set the new year in January. I wasn’t around when they were standardizing calendars and calculating leap years, so I didn’t have any say in the matter. Otherwise I’d have pointed out that it doesn’t make much sense to celebrate the turning of the year in the dead of winter. Here in […]

T.H.I.N.K. Before You Speak

Spending a large quantity of time together as a family is a wonderful thing.  We love the chance to develop relationships and make memories together. Conversely, we have a lot of time to get on each others’ nerves too!  And say hurtful things to each other.  In all of this, there are learning opportunities and […]

5 Tips and Flips

Over the thirteen years that I’ve been homeschooling, I’ve learned something about good advice: every helpful tip has a balancing flip. Here are a few examples. Good Tip! Know what your goals are. Does your fourth-grader need more work memorizing his multiplication tables? Does your seventh-grader have to learn how to compose paragraphs? You might […]