May

Strange Month May 2020 has been a weird month, and I know that I don't have to explain why to anybody. I hope whoever is reading this is okay, and you aren't struggling too much. We're okay. We're still staying home for the most part and only going out when necessary. I don't like having to … Continue reading May

the mid-point of my son’s homeschool education (7th grade)

I have been reflecting lately on how we are homeschooling, or maybe a better way of putting it is that I have been reflecting on how homeschooling is going for my son, my 7th grader. Back when he was five and we made the final decision that we weren't going to enroll him in Kindergarten … Continue reading the mid-point of my son’s homeschool education (7th grade)

Our 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum and Schedule

Every year since my eldest son was in Pre-K, I have written about our homeschool and the resources we use. Now he's in the 7th grade, and I'm still writing about it, but as I mentioned in my last post, while I love writing and sharing, I'm not in a position to put so much … Continue reading Our 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum and Schedule

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

One of many highlights of our recent trip was being able to visit The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. If you've been following my blog for awhile, you'll know I've written several times about my younger son's love of birds. He's nine-years-old now, and he's been talking about birds since he was … Continue reading The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

How to Create a Homeschool Schedule

I have written a post about our 3rd and 6th grade curriculum for the home/school/life blog, and you can see all my favorite curriculum choices on this page, which I keep updated. Since I already wrote about our curriculum, I thought I would take the time to share how I schedule our week, though it’s … Continue reading How to Create a Homeschool Schedule

Raising Giant Swallowtail Butterflies

After finding some black swallowtail caterpillars in our garden earlier this summer, we were very surprised to find giant swallowtail caterpillars too. We were even more surprised because these caterpillars looked like bird poop! That is how my son identified them. He typed "caterpillars that look like bird poop" into a Google search engine, and … Continue reading Raising Giant Swallowtail Butterflies