Category: Homeschooling

The Best Mixed Drinks For Back To School

By this point, everyone has headed back to school. Kids are figuring out their new schedules, teachers, classmates, subjects, and books, while simultaneously trying to decide what to hate the most. Us moms are either trying to get back into the habit of sending kids out the door of the house or car properly dressed Read More

2019-20 Curriculum And Back to School

The 2018-19 school year was jam packed with major life events and hospitilizations. I’d hoped that after one final hospitalization in June we’d have left all the bugs behind us and could start back in September with a clean, sterile, disease free slate. Instead, my home currently sounds like a tuberculosis sanitarium. Fulton remains healthy, but Read More

A New Case of the Februarys

After months of packing, cleaning, repairing, unpacking and organizing, we’re finally moved and settled into our new house, and have renters successfully settled into our old house. When we first had our offer accepted in October, I had no idea how long everything would take or how it would eat up all our free time Read More

{SQT} Piano, Party, And School Prep Without Pep

Well, I had three potential topics for this week, NONE of which panned out the way I expected. All were going to be very exciting and WOW inducing and I’m feeling a bit of, “Why can I not get my life together since I’m almost forty?” Not having control over several big projects in my Read More

Moving Onto The Grid – Time Wise

A little while back Christy wrote a great post about her daily routine as a SAHM and how it’s changed, and hasn’t changed, through the years. I’ve been meaning to write my own thoughts on the matter, so here we are, three months after Christy’s post with my Jack Handy deep thoughts. THat in itself Read More

So, Just How Is School Going Anyway??

Last year was the first year I finally remembered to do a mid-year follow-up on my school year (cause I know everyone was just salivating at their keyboards waiting for the update I’d promised for the previous four years). I didn’t mention the fact that, behind the scenes, I was enrolling the boys in school. Read More

{SQT} Games For Cabin Fever, Homeschooling Advice, And SURVEY SAYS!

Temperatures dipped into the single digits this week which meant 1. we’ve all been stuck inside. 2. I am planning a beach trip tomorrow because temps are predicted to be in the high 40s and that sounds like summer weather. (Yesterday was warm and today feels like spring, complete with an all day drizzle that Read More

Attacking Fall Homeschool Burnout For Happier Holidays

Welcome to the end of November! Have you had your first homeschooling meltdown yet??? Feeling on the verge? With the holidays around the corner, it’s easy to think “Let’s take off a little time to prep for Thanksgiving” and next thing your know, it’s Candlemas and not only are you behind in every subject, but Read More

2017-18 Curriculum: St. Bruno’s Smallest Class To Date

Since I only had to write out lesson plans for two kids this year, I considered bagging my usual curriculum post, however, even though I’m not writing out 10,000 words on everything for five grade levels, it’s probably still useful information to someone, and nice for my archives. Last year I did manage to do Read More

Keeping a Clean House While Homeschooling: The 13th Herculean Task

I’m using my takes this week to tackle a tough reader question: Maintaining a house while homeschooling and dealing with special needs child: can it be done? Personally I think keeping an immaculate house while people are living there 24 hours a day is impossible. – Torey C Yes Tory, you’re right. It is impossible, Read More

Preparing For A New School Year

1. The pictures of kids heading back to school are already hitting my Instagram feed. (You Southerners start back early!) Fulton and Teddy just wrapped up their summer programs and won’t head back until after Labor Day. (Jersey schools understand people need plenty of time for last-minute beach trips.) Addie’s online classes start the last Read More

{SQT} Fall Fashion Forecast For Homeschoolers

It’s homeschool fashion week in New York! All the latest and greatest homeschool designers are debuting their looks for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. As someone who always aspires to be on the cutting edge of homeschool fashion, I follow BTHS fashion week closely. Thankfully, it looks like I’ll be able to reuse a few Read More

My Part-Time Job; Enrolling The Little Boys In School

This picture has been five months in the making. Yes, that is Teddy getting off a school bus Wednesday after a day at public school. Fulton was supposed to start the same day, but GI issues mean he’ll be starting school today. He still doesn’t have a bus (nobody wants to take responsibility for that Read More

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