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planning the first few months of RTW, part 1

It’s getting closer, friends! Exciting and terrifying, the Global Fantastic Adventure gets closer every day.

Warning: this post is long and a bit confusing as I consider different routes and expenses.  1,707 more words

RTW Planning

Institute for Excellence in Writing Thus Far--No More Screaming!

Until now, we had been doing Writing with Ease by Susan Wise Bauer.  I read her introductory remarks about the process of teaching writing an wholeheartedly agree with them.  1,026 more words


10 Steps to raise Genius Kids

You want to know the secret to raising smart kids? We’ve all thought it. We’ve all wondered how 13 year old kids end up at Harvard, or how a 6 year old has mastered the violin. 2,136 more words

How To Raise A Kid To Be Smart

Ready, Set, Zumba!

So, I have been wanting to try out the local Zumba class. I used to do Zumba often, and I loved it! I “feel off the wagon” and haven’t been to a class since. 486 more words

Artsy Kids: Traditional Puebloan Pottery

My children have been learning about Native Americans in History this year.  Our approach to History is very hands-on.  I feel, especially at this age, that exploration, discussion, and hands-on activities are much more important to learning to love History than fact memorization.  194 more words


Cheap car wash and an epiphany..

I didn’t plan to run to the dirt cheap car wash after our trip to Sams Club, but it was so much needed that I might’ve driven across town for it. 612 more words


What Makes Homeschool Unique: A Tip from 'The Brainy Bunch'

One of my favorite inspirational reads for homeschool matters is The Brainy Bunch. The authors, Kip and Mona Lisa Harding are the parents of ten children whom they have homeschooled, seven of which so far have started college by age 12. 497 more words

Black Family Homeschooling