Part one involves my toddler’s amazing ability to escape to the front yard. Part two involves my 8 year old who has a very low impulse control. And different neighbors. In the interest of anonymity I will call my neighbor Evil Witch Lady. Just so you know, I am only using this nickname when the […]
I have a two year old daughter who is a Houdini. One minute she’s playing happily in the living room, the next she’s throwing garbage into the toilet, dumping the entire contents of the toy closet on the floor or (gasp!) outside, by herself! Of course she is dressed only in her diaper because clothes […]
I have 5 children. My hubby and I are readers. We want to raise readers too. But how do you keep your little readers away from your beautiful copy of Pride and Prejudice and promote reading as well?
This post contains affiliate links. Please ready my disclosure policy for more information. Thank you for supporting the work of this blog. If you missed it, this post covers why I homeschool math without a curriculum. The post you are reading is going to go over what resources I use to homeschool math without a curriculum […]
There’s this huge misconception about learning math. Everyone sees math as linear. You learn to count, then add, then subtract…on and on. You can’t skip anything or you’re child will be behind and have holes in their education. The truth is, everything is interconnected and learning is kinda messy. This video agrees with me. Think […]
So you have decided to start your own platoon (a.k.a. A family). Congratulations, you are now a platoon leader (a.k.a. Mom). So, you say you are having a challenging time getting your troops into the vehicle? Yes, we have had many complaints in that area. So, we at command, have listed the following steps in […]
This month has seen a lot of changes in our homeschool. Well, maybe more changes in how I see our homeschool. I don’t think our homeschool has actually changed that much, yet. I started looking into Leadership Education (a.k.a. Thomas Jefferson Education). Lately, because of how fun pregnancy is for me and having a new […]
I have recently discovered Leadership Education (also known as Thomas Jefferson Education). I am reading the book Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning (aff.link). I am loving the concepts taught in this book. Some of them, I have been practicing for years. Others are very new to me and I can’t wait to incorporate them in my […]
My children have asked to learn what multiplication is, so I have created a few story problems for them to explore. And now I am sharing them with you. The download is at the bottom of this post. The download includes, 3 story problems with 4 ways to solve each and a discussion ideas card […]
Yay! You’re pregnant! The following is a list of things you may or may not get to look forward to. If you are terribly lucky, like me, you will experience all of them…5 times.