• Living with Children,  Parenting

    25 Ways Joyful Families Operate

    We all long for a joyful life. To be in the company of people who are happy and peaceful is nirvana. We create visions in our heads of what a joyful life looks like then we proceed to Pin everything that meets that perception. A tapestry stitched together with squares of fabric cut from old clothing that your children no longer wear, but you can’t part with. PIN The premiere list of books your children must read by the time they are 10 or they will never succeed in life. PIN Places to see the night sky that are so remote it will take you days to get there, there…

  • Homeschool,  Learning,  Parenting,  Self-Directed Learning

    Why We Chose Homeschooling- A Letter to My Son

    D, In three more days, I could be sending you, my four year old son, off to Kindergarten.  Your carefree days would be replaced with homework, inflexible schedules, and demands.  You would no longer get to greet your five month older sister when she awakes from her naps or play with your Legos uninterrupted. You would no longer get to sleep until your body was ready to rise or enjoy the freedom of moving from one activity to another, from inside play to outside play, to quench your thirst without waiting in line or relieving your bladder without getting permission. Your thoughtful questions and inquisitive nature would likely go unappreciated…