2020: The Year of Focus

Because of the shakeup in our world and in or daily routines, we, like so many of our friends and neighbors, were forced to ask ourselves hard questions about what was really important: What could we keep? What could we let go of? What could we change or work around? What was essential?

Christmas – what’s important?

This year, in the midst of all the craziness, it feels even more appropriate to focus on how we embrace the season we’re in, make the most of it, teach our kids how to be adaptable, creative, flexible, and thoughtful.

Using HOMER for Online Reading Practice

We’ve tried a number of different reading apps over the years, some paid, and some free, and right now my 6 year olds are using HOMER for their reading practice. We’ve been using it for about a month now, and it’s been a good addition to our homeschool toolbox. 

A Case for Deschooling

Deschooling is an exploratory period that allows families to take time to discover who they are, how they learn, what they naturally gravitate towards, and then develop a system and philosophy that works for them. 

It’s a chance to breathe, to look again at our kids and what makes them tick, and then choose a path based on our children’s needs, interests, and strengths.