A few days ago, we made the decision to send Mackenzie back to school. We started our homeschool journey 706 days ago … that’s close to two years of learning together from home … that’s living and working closely with my girl as she moves from seven, to eight, to nine … it’s a long… Continue reading Another Chapter Closed
School starts for me (the online teacher) in 28 days … the kids start a week later … To be truly honest, I’m a little sick about the whole thing … I have a million questions … a ton of concerns … and no answers … I feel like planning anything is incredibly challenging (if… Continue reading A Million Questions
When “mandatory homeschooling” started for everyone back in March of this year, I felt excited at the prospect of people experiencing homeschooling for the first time. And I secretly hoped that my dream of building a tribe of alternate educators / families would come to fruition! Homeschooling can be a lonely experience sometimes, so I… Continue reading This Isn’t Normal
After seeing a few “rough homeschooling day” posts last night on social media, I felt called to compile a small list of my best homeschooling advice. I have been homeschooling my oldest daughter for 513 days now. She’s nine. I have also been supporting distance learning (a.k.a. homeschool) families now for 457 days. This is… Continue reading Homeschooling Tips
A few weeks ago, I was in the car with my middle daughter (grade one) and my toddler (off to daycare for the morning). We had just survived the frantic rush of the morning … getting everyone dressed, hair done, lunches packed, organizer signed, books read, and the like … I looked in my rearview… Continue reading You Do You
I am sending this note out to my Sun West DLC Families this morning … Just taking a moment this morning to send out a little “good-bye for now” note, as we move into a period of school closure for the next 10 days or so. These are interesting times, and the life we’ve known… Continue reading Embrace, Embrace, Embrace
On Sunday, we sang “The Summons” again in church. Here’s the link if you want to check it out on YouTube … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiXnbOORTAU It really is beautiful. I heard this song for the first time two years ago ... same church different pew. And on that day, I felt like Jesus was reaching his hand… Continue reading Will You Come and Follow Me?