Stop Quizzing My Homeschooling Kid
Aug07

Stop Quizzing My Homeschooling Kid

I’m not entirely sure what’s behind this compulsion but I’m asking the world in general to please stop randomly quizzing my homeschooling child. I understand you are well-meaning. I understand that you may have doubts that my child is up to par. I understand that you may not fully “get” homeschooling and so you are using this quizzing as conversation. I understand that you may even be kidding a bit. But I...

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Movie Review; Class Dismissed
Mar16

Movie Review; Class Dismissed

My local homeschool group, ENRICHri will be hosting a showing of the movie Class Dismissed, A film about learning outside the classroom. I was asked to do a review of the film before hand, because as we all know, I tend to be vocal in my opinion. This film is amazing. If you have even a sliver of the tiniest thought that our current public school system isn’t working for you, please see this film. If you are considering any...

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Let’s Get Really Clear About My Homeschooling
Dec08

Let’s Get Really Clear About My Homeschooling

As you may or may not know, my last article about homeschooling went viral. I’ve never had over 60,000 likes before, nor so many comments.  It was very overwhelming to keep up with all the comments. So, I stopped. But a few comments stuck with me and  I’d like to address them all in one spot. I HATE TEACHERS. There could be nothing further from the truth. I adore teachers. When my son started Kindergarten and I saw his...

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Don’t Homeschool! You Can’t Shelter Your Kid From The Real World!
Oct09

Don’t Homeschool! You Can’t Shelter Your Kid From The Real World!

So this week, a charming thing happened. Three school districts in Rhode Island received graphic bomb threats that included the beheading of elementary school students. Which of course, put homeschooling in the center of a lot on-line discussions. Which of course led to some pretty stupid arguments against homeschooling. A huge prevailing comment was along the lines of homeschooling shelters children, when they need to be out of the...

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Our Not Back To School
Aug18

Our Not Back To School

This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love all the posts of my friends’ kids on their first day of school. I love the little black boards and posters saying their ages and what they want to be when they grow up. Though my choices in schooling may not look like yours, I completely love and honor that we’re all doing the best for our children. Our best. Whatever that looks like. I also super enjoy our not...

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The Day I Decided To Homeschool
Jun23

The Day I Decided To Homeschool

As many of you have requested, I’d like to share more about my decision to homeschool and what it looks like for us. I should preface this all by saying that whatever I say about homeschooling is for ME and MY FAMILY. All sorts of things affect the decision to homeschool; where you live, your school system, your family values among them. It’s not for everyone and I totally get that. It happens to be an awesome fit for my...

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