Category Archives: Why I Homeschool

More Rain

Whew. When it rains it pours! We have actually been having quite a nice spring, but today we were completely deluged with over 4 inches. A couple of weekends ago we got 5.5 inches in one day. Our new rain … Continue reading

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Children’s Rights (Part I)

Yesterday the Diane Rehm Show (on NPR) did a segment on homeschooling. It featured Mike Donnelly (from HSLDA), Rob Reich (associate professor of ethics at Stanford) and Gretchen Roe (homeschool mom and part-time liaison for Calvert School). I have lots … Continue reading

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Glad to Be Homeschooling Boys

Not June recently had a post, Should Boys Be Homeschooled and then followed it up today with additional comments on Girls Rule? I loved her pictures of her boys learning “in boy fashion” so I thought that I would add … Continue reading

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Who Is Dav Pilkey’s Favorite Teacher?

Watch this video to find out! I think that most homeschoolers will really appreciate this one. I will say that Dav Pilkey has a special place in my heart…his Captain Underpants were the first books that Jason read on his … Continue reading

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Teachers Snuggling?

This article popped up in my google alerts. It is actually not about homeschooling, but about virtual charter schools. But this quote jumped out at me: State Sen. Jimmy Jeffress, (D-Crossett), a member of the Senate Education Committee, said rural … Continue reading

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Trashing Teens

This interesting Psychology Today interview was forwarded to one of my homeschool lists. In it, psychologist Robert Epstein talks about his new book The Case Against Adolescence. He has some interesting things to say about why many teens have the … Continue reading

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“I could never do that!”

Not June played around with my header image and reformatted it a bit so that it crops better. It looks so much better…thanks so much. My friends take such good care of me… And check out Not June’s reflections about … Continue reading

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Feminism and Homeschooling

OK, so not a very original title, but it does the job. Tammy over at Just Enough and Nothing More had an interesting post titled Homeschooling is Anti-Feminist? In it, she responds to this post. Tammy has many good points … Continue reading

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Politics Should Not Affect What and How Our Kids Learn (Part 1)

Politics was not the main reason that we started homeschooling. But I am becoming increasingly frustrated when I see how much politics influences how our kids are taught and increasingly glad that I do not have to deal with it. … Continue reading

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Life Without School Posts

I have been woefully neglectful of linking to some wonderful posts over at Life Without School lately! First Marjorie had a great post giving her 2 cents about the latest “Mommy Wars” issue that has been cropping up. She puts … Continue reading

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My new post over at Life Without School

I have a new post up over at Life Without School called The Isolated Homeschooler. ” One of the more common arguments against homeschooling is that it “isolates” kids. That somehow kids, if not in school, will never be exposed … Continue reading

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