The Why and How of Homeschooling (for Us)

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(Benjamin shows off one of his many fearsome LEGO creations) Some of the most frequently asked questions I get from readers are about why and how we're homeschooling our kids. Currently, we're only officially "schooling" one child--our oldest, Benjamin, age 5. But I thought I'd share a bit about why we choose to teach him at home and what exactly we're doing. Why Are We Homeschooling? Daniel … [Read more...]

Catholic Preschool Curriculum Review: Twenty-Six Letters to Heaven

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Although we decided long ago that we would homeschool Benjamin during his preschool years, we're still figuring out exactly what that will look like. Whenever his interest in a certain thing is peaked, we try to follow his lead and offer him resources to learn more. School for us this year is very flexible and I don't think Benjamin has made a distinction between playtime and schooltime (and they … [Read more...]

Preschooling at Home: Our Vision

I promised to follow-up our “why” we’re homeschooling post with a “how we plan to do it” post. And I thought I’d start out by addressing a great question from a reader who asked, “Why bother “pre school homeschool” anyways?...I might have a stricter idea of preschool homeschooling in my mind though, I really see formal preschool as something that could get in the way of natural play and … [Read more...]

My Homeschooling Experience

After last week’s post on why we’re homeschooling, readers had some questions about what my homeschoolinge experience (3rd-8th grade) looked like. I thought I would answer in a short post tonight since tomorrow’s posting prospects are looking grim. Benjamin’s having trouble with his asthma and I have a premonition that tomorrow will involve a long morning at the Dr.’s office. (Please pray he … [Read more...]

Why We Are Homeschooling (From a Gal Who Tried Everything)

At 5am on Sunday morning, my husband woke up our 3-year-old son, Benjamin, and took him on a surprise adventure. They drove away from the light pollution of the city and found a place they could watch the Perseid meteor shower. After laying out a blanket and showing him where to look, my husband got to witness the delight on our son's face when he saw a shooting star for the first time. When they … [Read more...]