20 + Years

Life after Homeschooling

For over 20 years (5 children) at this time of the year I would be making lessons plans, gathering unit study supplies and making books lists in preparation for the new school year.
Not this year. This year I am under the shady tree with a cold drink and a stack of my favorite magazines.
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The Joys of Homeschooling {NOT}

I can safely say, after 18+ years of homeschooling and graduating 3 high-schoolers who went on to community college, that rough days like today will not make me give up!

After taking off most of December and the first week of January, it is very hard to get back into the swing of things this week. It always has been with our family. I expect it. I plan for it and I pour myself some good hot coffee to get me through the morning.

No one wants to get up at a decent hour. No one wants to write or do math. Stomachs hurt and and breaks are given, several breaks.

It will take all week and most of the next week to get back up to speed. Years ago (practically the dark ages) when I had all 5 I was teaching, I used to get discouraged that we had so much trouble after Christmas break. Being in a support group and talking to other moms helped me see it was a normal event. Not even a problem. Looking at the big picture helps.

So Proud!

I am just so proud of our little girl. She draws all the time. She draws all over her school work. She draws before she goes to bed at night. I think it was her 11th birthday we bought her a small Wacom Tablet. She is 13 now.

This morning she showed me what she has been working on.

Summer is Here – Picture 1954

I used this and other California text books when my children were young. The illustrations are so fun. Here is the cover.

I wish I could scan better. My laptop is Windows 7. My scanner/printer is not :- {

Photos this week for Project

I am having a good time with this project. I explained to the family what I am doing and they are on board. Usually they don’t like me taking photos of them and the cat just runs away now. Well the family is co-operating, the cat, not so much.

Another added benefit of this project is the more photos a person takes, the better they become at taking photos!

These are of the girls getting their school work done.

Learning Handwriting Font

This is a font called National First Font Dotted by Roger White. It is Freeware

I used it for many years when helping the children learn to write. I would make my own handwriting work sheets. You can download it here.

I never mentioned this…

We homeschool. We have homeschooled for 19 years. I have lost count, maybe 18 years. 3 kids have graduated and we have 2 more still homeschooling.

Today, this morning, was a good day. It is not always fun to homeschool. It is hard being a homeschool parent sometimes. It has worked well for our family. I know not everyone can homeschool. It is not for everyone. I try not to be pushy about it. That is why I guess I never mentioned it.

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