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

What the Summer is Boiling Down to

I am sitting here wondering where the summer is going. It's already late July, and here in my county, children will start back to school on August 1st. Luckily, we're homeschoolers, so I can start our new "school year" any time I want. On the official paperwork, I pick September 1st. But in reality it'll … Continue reading What the Summer is Boiling Down to