Monthly Archives: January 2009

When You Just Want to Cry

“I’m so tired of this! I just want to cry!” I called my friend today to check in on her, make sure she was okay. And it turned out she just was completely overwhelmed. I’ve been there, said the exact same …

Posted in On Balancing Life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Parent Volunteers – Thank You For All You Do!

As a family, we have benefited so much from all the effort and diligence, and patience that many different parent volunteers to put in to create opportunities for the kids and to help keep them running.  Just yesterday, my 11 …

Posted in On Homeschooling | Tagged | Leave a comment

Homeschool Freebie: Learning to Count to 20

http://workathomehomeschoolingmom.com/images/11-20manipulatives.jpg

I’m not totally sure how my older two children learned to count to 20. It just happened. I’m sure we played games, counted together, and did the usual stuff. Wanting to play hide-n-seek with the big kids as a driving motivation for …

Posted in Free Resources, On Homeschooling | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Keeping the HOME in Homeschooling – Part 2

http://workathomehomeschoolingmom.com/images/sample_sch2_web.jpg

Earlier I shared how I have to have at least one day (preferably two) at home during the week. Nothing gets scheduled on those days, unless I have absolutely no other choice. This is a sanity thing. There are just …

Posted in Free Resources, On Balancing Life, On Homeschooling | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Keeping the HOME in Homeschooling – Part 1

Sometimes I have to FIGHT to keep the home in homeschooling.  I have to plan and preciously guard that home time. If you’ve homeschooled for more than 6 months, you may understand what I’m talking about here. If you don’t …

Posted in On Balancing Life, On Homeschooling | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments