May

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May is one of my favorite months of the year. Flowers are blooming and the temperature is perfect. The trees have fresh, new leaves, and the birds are tending to their babies. Our resident bluebirds had a successful brood, and we even got to witness one of the chicks leave the birdhouse — what an … Continue reading May

Daily Life is Boring to Write About

Life may not be boring, but I can write about it only so much, or I'm going to bore you. I mean, how many times do you want to read that the eight-year-old beat me at Star Wars Monopoly? (And I swear I'm not letting him win.) Or that the eleven-year-old played Mozart's Fantasia for the thousandth time, or that I am still a failure at cooking, and you couldn't eat off my floors, but all the laundry gets done, and the dishes are washed three times a day.

Digital Games and the Learning They Have Inspired

More than anything else in the world -- and yes, I think that includes piano and birds -- my boys love their digital games. Nothing depresses them more than not being able to play. If I needed to punish them, this would be the only way to punish them -- to take away their games. … Continue reading Digital Games and the Learning They Have Inspired

Summertime for a Homeschooling Family

For most families, summertime means a huge change of pace. The children are home and need entertaining. There are trips to the pool, BBQs, family gatherings, outdoor entertainment etc. Well, we don’t have access to a pool, and we rarely eat BBQ, and we see our extended families about the same as always. While we … Continue reading Summertime for a Homeschooling Family