My husband is the gardener in our house. He gets assists from the kids, but mostly the garden is his baby. My involvement is limited to picking and using what he grows. Every year is different. I still remember fondly the year of arugula, when we were swimming in the bold, spicy green (arugula pesto,… Read More Pass the zucchini, please
Yesterday I read a nice essay about a homeschooling mom’s experience testing her kid. In her state, annual testing is required for homeschoolers. Since they’d taken an unschooling approach with their son, where he’d land was anyone’s guess. My guess would have been that he’d do just fine, and that’s exactly what happened. Even while… Read More Testing, testing, testing
Recently a friend told me about a conversation she had with a great musician, a person she hoped to study with. The musician, my friend told me, advised her to spend time listening to artists she admires. My son did that when, as a teenager, he spent hours absorbing videos and recordings by his mandolin… Read More What is an autodidact?
Originally posted on A Potluck Life:
It’s the middle of August, and summer is winding down. September looms, and with it the beginning of the school year. Just what does “back to school” mean for homeschoolers? There isn’t one answer to that question. All homeschooling families are different. And one of the great benefits of…