Learning outside the lines

This is our 11th week of homeschooling. Since we began our homeschooling journey, I’ve had a lot of people ask me what curriculum I’m using. The answer is- I’m not. WHAT?! GASP!!!! I did purchase the book “The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World as Your Child’s Classroom”. I combine what I’m reading…

Reiew: Week 10 of homeschooling

This week was an exercise in how to adapt when things don’t go according to plan. It was also a week in which I had to pace myself. My husband was out of town for the week, and was solo parenting 24 hours a day. Monday, March 5– On Sunday, we landscaped our garden in…

Review: Week 9 of Homeschooling

I didn’t capture as many photos this week, as I misplaced my phone on Thursday and didn’t find it until Friday. Those who know me, know this is pretty typical behavior. Monday- I wanted to make sure that we finished Black History Month off with a trip to Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park….

Books We Read in February

This (plus a few from yesterday that I don’t know the names of) is the list of books that Calvin read in February. It’s crazy that we’ve read over 100 books in 2 months when we probably didn’t read that many in all of last year combined. Prior to homeschooling, Calvin was pretty resistant to…

Review: Week 8 of Homeschooling

Sunday– We went to Atlanta Legoland Discovery Center. Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Imaginative Play, fun rides, and friends. It doesn’t get much better!   Monday- On Monday, we had a playdate at a friend’s house. We try to take advantage of any opportunity to play with Calvin’s friends from school. They played soccer, lazer tag, …

Review: Week 7 of Homeschool

What a BUSY week we had! Monday- We went to the YMCA to go swimming. That afternoon, we did Valentine’s Day prep. I put together my husband’s Valentine, we scrapbooked a family photo album for my grandmorth, and Calvin made a ton of Valentines for my husband. I’d say at least 50% of them featured…

To the Man Behind the Scenes

Most of my blog is about MY feelings and about MY struggles and about what Calvin and I do all week long. Reading my blog, you might even think that I’m a single mom, because it’s all about ME. Well, I’m not. I’ve got a pretty amazing husband, who sometimes drives me bonkers, but mostly…

Review: Week 6 of Homeschool

The best week of homeschooling yet! I’m giving myself high fives for this week, and I literally gave Calvin 100 kisses a day (whether he liked it or not). This week I was Supermom and Calvin was my sidekick. Sunday- Ok, so usually I start out on Monday. But I have to give myself a…

Ode to the Parents Who Still Invite My Son on Playdates

Happy Valentine’s Day to the women who keep inviting my son to playdates, and their kids who haven’t forgotten friendship. I wanted to write a blog about you, but I decided a love poem was so much cheesier. So, here goes:   You’re the ones who were there When there were good times to share…