Homeschool Life

From Your Mom: A Letter to Homeschool Students

Before we embark on another homeschool year, I want to clear up a couple of misunderstandings we had last year. Truth is, some school days I felt like a gladiator. You probably did too. Let's start fresh, and agree on the following... shall we? 1. Mom is not the enemy. Most homeschool students unconsciously operate… Continue reading From Your Mom: A Letter to Homeschool Students

Homeschool Life

Smoking The Core

Did you know I'm a principal? It's true, according to the Ohio Department of Education. By way of explanation, there are two ways to legally home educate in Ohio. One of them is to become your own school, so to speak. We mavericks are called 08 schools:  non-chartered, non-tax supported schools, which are granted autonomy… Continue reading Smoking The Core

Homeschool Life, Personal Journey

National Dictionary Day

I say this in love: Noah Webster was a total geek.  He knew 26 languages.  Not letters.  Languages.  Don’t you find it odd that he knew exactly the same number of languages as letters in the English alphabet? I wonder if it was a personal goal of his to know that many languages.  When did… Continue reading National Dictionary Day


I’m Shutting Down

An acquaintance of mine works for our government in one of the "essential" areas. Lucky for him.  At least he receives a percentage of his pay and gets the benefit of continuing to wake up early, face rush hour, and go into a present, but "demoralized" office.  He mentioned defaulting on his mortgage as an option… Continue reading I’m Shutting Down

Homeschool Life

Knowledge is Power

My children enjoy making "forts" to sleep in or read on, whatever.  It's becoming clear to me that my children hate to use items in the manner for which they were intended.  Whether it's playground equipment, stairs, dowel rods, couches, beds (that's a big one), they would rather create a new use for it because… Continue reading Knowledge is Power