Tag Archives: Culture

Twice in a Blue Moon

Our 6-year-old is fascinated by calendars. When we discovered his interest last year, we put him in charge of marking each day off the calendar, and he’s taken that responsibility very seriously. Every morning (almost), he starts off the day by crossing out the previous day, and usually provides a commentary about our progress through […]

Cliques and Claques | HSLDA Blog

Cliques and Claques

What do homeschool buzzwords, political mantras, and music styles have in common? They all reflect the dynamics of a shared culture. Familiar rituals and recurring phrases can be comforting, motivating, and even inspiring to those in the know, but one downside to the friendly familiarity of accepted ritual is that—for all the coziness and sense […]

A Taste of History | HSLDA Blog

A Taste of History

I love homeschooling by happenstance! Oh, sure, we have the regimented schedule (at least five minutes of violin practice, several pages of math, history, and science textbooks each day, and so forth); but we also have a lot of unplanned extras to fill in the edges. One day when I was rushing through the library, […]

A Question of Good Taste

“When Rabbit said, ‘Honey or condensed milk with your bread?’ he was so excited that he said, ‘Both,’ and then, so as not to seem greedy, he added, ‘But don’t bother about the bread, please.’”—A. A. Milne, Winnie-The-Pooh Let’s begin with the universally acknowledged truth that it is never too young to introduce children to […]

My Grandfather’s Legacy

As much as I appreciate my parents’ investment in my education and acknowledge their influence in my life, I would be remiss if I didn’t look even further back and examine the contribution my grandparents offered to the shaping of my character. To this day I feel the results of their inspiration and legacy. My […]