Good Enough Homeschool S1 E4

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6lV9x98bkp3jGRbJF88mHu?si=V9E0cldHRL-mzuvbxhvPJw What is classical education? The name is thrown around enough that sometimes I wonder what people mean when they self identify as classical home educators. We also chat about school in a box and which ones have what science, cause you don't know until you know. Last but not least, we decimated the beautifully … Continue reading Good Enough Homeschool S1 E4

Good Enough Homeschool S1 E3

In today’s show, we’ll talk about a common question: “What is the best online curriculum?” Next, we’ll talk about types of curricula, and finally we’ll talk about the Pandia Press’s Ancient History, Level 2 curriculum, and why we won’t use it. We chat about parents moving to homeschooling. They want all online curriculum and there … Continue reading Good Enough Homeschool S1 E3

Good Enough Homeschool S1 E2

And we’re back with our second podcast about secular classical homeschooling. This time we begin with this question:   How did you handle that so you didn’t end up feeling like a terrible parent? You’ll have to listen in for our answers. It’s tricky for sure. We also chat about Torchlight and why we won't … Continue reading Good Enough Homeschool S1 E2

Good Enough Homeschool: S1 E1

I podcast twice a month with my friend and colleague, Courtney Ostaff. We strive to help parents find that magic balance of "good enough" in their homeschools.In this first episode, we introduce ourselves and try to set up our plans for this podcast. We're old-timers and are somewhat curmudgeonly when it comes to companies taking … Continue reading Good Enough Homeschool: S1 E1

The Inside Scoop

A Veteran Homeschool Teacher's Insights Twenty years of Home Ed  have taught me a few things. Number one would be to never run out of M&M’s. You think I’m joking, but a handful can pull a frustrated parent or child back from the brink. I’ve seen lots of families come and go. Homeschooling may be … Continue reading The Inside Scoop

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion

Can I give all of the stars to this Little House books companion guide? Reading Laura Ingalls Wilder made me the reader/writer that I am today. I've homeschooled my kids using these books and various guides that didn't work for us in any cohesive way because they were either religious or too babyish. This companion … Continue reading The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion

We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes The World

Ah, parents in this realm in the year 2020, let me lead you to the book you need in these dark days. I jumped at the chance to get this actual Advance Reading Copy in my hands. The USPS was frighteningly slow though and I didn't actually have it until a few weeks ago. So, … Continue reading We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes The World

ARC: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States For Young People

https://www.amazon.com/Indigenous-Peoples-History-ReVisioning-American-ebook/dp/B07K5YV7TD/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1562247033&sr=8-2-fkmr1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=59ab7c735937ca6767b453a23d169e24&language=en_US This book was adapted for Middle Grade students from the original: An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. One or both of these books deserve a spot in every library. I actually recommend the Young Peoples edition as the original was not an easy read in content or in an emotional sense. Obviously, … Continue reading ARC: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States For Young People

Our Essential School Supplies

I know it's still Summer and I also know you all are getting ready the same way I am. It's planning high tide even if you don't start until September. I'm shopping on Amazon as we get set to start school up full time in the soonish future. These are things that we are splurging … Continue reading Our Essential School Supplies

Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

I'm missing chatting about our school stuff, so I thought I'd write up some deep thoughts for all of us to ruminate on. If you don't understand the blog post title please watch all of the 1990's SNL and then come back to hear my wise musings.  Years ago, we had a school year where … Continue reading Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey