Teaching Math, The Younger Years

Teaching Math, The Younger Years

For the longest time, I was totally confused as to how to go about teaching math to my younger children. On the one hand, was the option of a prepared curriculum and on the other hand, was my own instincts as a mother. The Typical Math Curriculum Problem The prepared...
The Music of Dyslexia

The Music of Dyslexia

I sat and listened intently as my brother played his guitar. It was one of my favorite tunes, and I hummed along. His fingers swiftly graced the strings as every chord, every note, blended beautifully with the next. He smiled as he finished his song and hung his...
The Union of Joy and Gentleness

The Union of Joy and Gentleness

“This union of joy and gentleness is the very temper to cultivate.” ~ Charlotte Mason Home Education 1906 I distinctly remember the first time I read that statement. I read it again, hoping it made better sense the second time. Nope. I was still confused....
The Long-Forgotten Art of Imagination

The Long-Forgotten Art of Imagination

“The robots were all over our yard, and then the neighbor’s yard turned into an awesome skating park, and we could go skate there anytime we wanted. Do you think it actually could happen, Mom?” asked my little boy as he came to the end of his dream....
Class Pets in Homeschool

Class Pets in Homeschool

There’s just simply no substitute for real life experience; pure, hands-on living. This is certainly the case when it comes to animals. Kids LOVE animals. They seem to never get enough of them. My kids would never tire of going to the zoo or spying animals in nature....