May 242012
Choosing Curriculum that Supports Your Values

There’s a joke that goes something like this: What’s the first thing a new homeschooling family does? They buy $500 of curriculum they’ll never use. Ok, maybe it’s not such a funny joke, but it is often a truism. When I was considering homeschooling, a woman in a local support group was kind enough to […]

May 192012

I read something today that went along the lines of this: remember that curriculum should serve us; we shouldn’t serve the curriculum. This brought back memories of my first year of homeschooling. My eldest daughter was in 2nd grade, my son was in Kindergarten, and my youngest daughter was about to turn one. I’d deliberately […]

May 152012

Homeschooling for Free (or close to it)   Parents come to the decision to homeschool their children for myriad reasons. In our family, it was a combination of things, but I recall an early discussion with my husband in which I commented that I could certainly homeschool our kids for far less than what we […]