Occupying the 4-Year-Old

The definition of insanity Home schooling a 5-year-old while his 4-year-old sister hangs out nearby and the 3-month-old baby runs the show from her swing creates one crazy place! At least week #2 of home school went much better than week #1. We see improvement. But we require more tweaking. The problem I’ve focused on…

Edible Fractions

Saturday we went apple picking. The mountains of North Carolina held crisp cool weather, and crisp tasty apples! Our girls loved the hunt for apples, and munching on apples, and riding in the wagon with apples. A wonderful time was had by all. When we left, my Sister-in-law took the big bag of apples back…

Back to Home School

Home’s Cool After a three year hiatus, I’m homeschooling again. Joy! Trial! Fun! Work! The list of words is endless…. Big Bro needed kindergarten, but his parents’ schedules didn’t match the local schools schedule at all. Having him here reminds me of all the reasons I homeschooled for 25 years. Why I home school The…

About Obedience

It started during a week of summer camp Fifteen years ago, I spent the week as a sponsor at a Christian camp. I vividly remember a session I attended with my youngest son in junior boot camp for elementary age children. The preacher spoke about obedience. He gave three points: Obey immediately, obey sweetly, and…

Skype for Grandparents II

I’ve had to miss two Skype dates in the past two weeks which makes my grandmotherly heart sad. Talking on the phone just isn’t the same as seeing those sweet little faces. My last post about Skyping can be found here if you missed it. I hope you’ve tried out some of the ideas. Children constantly…