2nd year of homeschooling – planners, curriculum, and controlling the circus

It’s crazy to believe we are racing to the finish of our second year of homeschooling!  I’ve made changes to our approach this year, as I’ve learned more about myself and more about my son! Last year seemed like the year of personality struggles and the big adjustment to schooling full-time. This year feels like a full-blown attempt at scheduling & curricula. Things you should know: Momma doesn’t always know best (sshhh don’t tell anyone) The hardest part of homeschooling for me, …

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Take the kids out of school for vacation? Yay or Nay?

A few weeks ago on Facebook, another blogger posted this video from the Today Show in which the anchors discussed whether parents should be able to pull their kids out of school for family vacations.  It’s not just that the absences would be considered unexcused, it is actually considered illegal in some states.   As a homeschooling family, I find this debate really compelling.  It seems to me it is one more situation in America where parents are ultimately losing the …

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