Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Homeschool vs. School at Home

If there's one bit of advice I've heard more than any other from homeschoolers, it's the fact that home school is NOT school at home!  Your own reasoning prompted you to keep your children out of public schools, so why would you want to bring that very school system into your home?  Such is done in the method of virtual schooling, to the detriment of students, parents, and the home schooling community. But my focus here is with homeschooling families who begin bringing the classroom methodology, scheduling and general mentality into their home schooling approach.  This may be a natural first tendency, especially if you were public/private schooled, or you've been a school teacher.  It is what you know... what you're familiar with.  But... it is not the ideal for helping your children reach their learning potential, nor for inspiring a life-long love of learning.     

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Well Hello There Stranger!

My dear readers, if you are still there, you might have noticed that I've been MIA for a while. I've been too busy living life to write about it, and while that's not likely to dramatically change soon, I thought I'd better check in!

I've continued using my blog as a handy reference when I'm trying to help out other homeschool moms, since I've saved most of my favorite resources here. Of course, some things have changed since I wrote them so I'm in the process of updating those. A few will be published in the coming weeks. Probably. 😉

A couple recently updated posts include:

Learning Styles and Teaching Styles

Virtual Schooling 

I also moved my essential oils recipes to the Dr. Mom page.

I know this was short and sweet, but I thought I should pop in to say hi before randomly posting something for the first time in a year and a half. 🤷🏻‍♀️