I’ve been thinking I should get more photos of M up on the blog, so last Saturday when he did his lab I pulled out the camera. We are going slowly through Algebra and Biology, partly because the paid classes Continue reading Fungus and Flu (they alliterate, no other connection)
A few weeks ago I asked Leslie at the Sit and Knit what she charged for photography, and her jaw dropped. Then she asked me if I could model my samples and my jaw dropped. Because, I sort of thought Continue reading Makeup
In between Christmas and New Year, I started being sick. Was it a stomach bug? Gluten cross contamination sneaking into the holiday foods from other people’s homes? I still haven’t figured it out, and I haven’t gotten well. I’m to Continue reading A Half a Week of Solitude
One day Dan noticed that Ben and I approach paperwork in a similar manner.
Well, M is still sick enough to skip vigorous school, but well enough to be bored of movies and not to want to take a nap. K is brushing my hair as I type this; I’m hearing echoes of my Continue reading Sick enough to skip vigorous school
So, K is well, bouncy and bored. We stayed home from church because I was afraid we’d pass this on to the other families with young kids – or the elderly. It was a hard sell to Dan though; leaving Continue reading Stomach Flu
I’ve heard from veteran homeschooling parents that their kids in college often struggle with deadlines. So this year I vowed I’d set deadlines and make Ben sweat them, so he’d be used to that particular pain before he was in Continue reading This Won’t be that week.
Today was part one of I drive the kids shopping for their Christmas presents for one another, relatives and me while trying to keep the presents secret in their translucent bags and playing dumb in case I see what they Continue reading Why did I buy him that logic book again?
Usually the first one up is Ben – unless his alarm clock is wonky again. He had it calibrated (set it 2 hours and 15 min earlier than you actually wanted to get up.) But Dan made it more (oh Continue reading I got up before Ben today
Your 4 year old reproaches you with, “But Mommy! You f’got to do MY phonics lesson.” Your 9 year old returns from playing with the neighbor kids in a sleet/snow nor’easter to ask, “Dad, what is a snow day?” And Continue reading You know you are a homeschool family when…
She can’t drink her Hot Vanilla until the fruity Brazilian marshmellows have been sorted by color and added. (To make Hot Vanilla, warm a cup of milk in the microwave, add a heaping teaspoon sugar, and either 1/8 teaspoon vanilla Continue reading K Playing with Food
If you add a tank battle to the margin.