Feeling a little froggy…

Jacy and I have always loved the Froggy books by Jonathan London so every time we find tadpoles, we love to raise them!  This year makes the 4th year in a row that we’ve raised tadpoles. (more…)

Follow me…

It’s 10:33 p.m. and I’m writing.  I’m writing because I don’t know what in the world I’m doing.  I just had a 30 minute conversation that consisted of tears and pleading with my 13 year old, essentially begging her to give homeschooling a chance. (more…)

Rejection never gets easier…

When I sat down at the patio table, my husband could tell something was bothering me.  I had just arrived home from picking up my 8 year old daughter’s friends for a play date.  “Jacy didn’t get chosen for the new gifted school”, I said, obviously irritated.  My husband looked at me puzzled. (more…)

Man, Oh Man!

My intention of this blog was to journal the feelings, emotions, and lessons I’ve learned with homeschooling.  As with every project I start, I started but I didn’t finish.  I wrote an opening blog but never any follow up blogs.  Today is going to be different!

This morning, while checking Facebook, I read a post from Half-A-Hundred Acre Wood.  It was one that Brandi drug from archives to remind us all about the importance of just “being” good parents.  In “If You’re Not Sure You Measure Up”, Brandi discusses the importance of understanding that it’s OK not to accomplish everything we plan for our homeschooling venture (and she even reassures us that it’s ok to have a messy house by including a picture of her own- WTG Brandi!). (more…)

Why I Didn’t Homeschool From the Beginning

My decision to homeschool wasn’t an easy decision.  I always believed that children deserved to have outside influences, outside friends, and the socialization that came with attending school .  My daughters loved school.  To be honest, I loved that they attended school.  It gave me a break!

Now, I know that a lot of mothers will not understand my feelings but I’m sure that there are a lot who will.  I am a “Mama” (as we say in the South) and I love my daughters more than life itself.  BUT, (Dr. Phil says that a “but” erases everything that came before it) I felt like I NEEDED to work to have some “me” time.   (more…)

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