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  1. Cara's weekly panic 25 December, 2009

    Originally posted in the forums on Nov 28, 2009, but one responder suggested it would make a good blog post - maybe you can relate?


    Ok, am I the only one? On a regular basis, maybe after reading a blog, or a post on a group, or talking to other home schoolers, or seeing some curriculum reviews, or seeing other kids . . .I'm sure I'm doing it wrong, or dont have what it takes, and the reasons ...
  2. First Week!

    Ok, we survived our first week of home school!

    I think overall it went about as expected. It was a big adjustment for us all

    Although Raven continues to insist he will not do or enjoy anything, he continues to, in fact, do and enjoy almost everything. He especailly seems to love the reading game I've made up: First of all, I have three colors of index cards, with the letters you find in the beginning, middle and end of 3-letter words ...
  3. First day! 14 September, 2009

    So, today was our first day of home school! It went . . . about as expected.

    Raven screamed 'NO' any time I suggested anything. But thats what he does . . . any time i suggest a chore, a walk, a meal .. . he screams NO! but then does fine as long as I ignore the no. Which often involves picking him up and placing him where he needs to be. Luckily he's only 6, and very skinny - not even 40 lb yet!

    Orion was a total sweetheart - he did every single thing I asked, ...
  4. Teaching math to 'the one who doesn’t NEED to be homeschooled' 4 January, 2010

    The main reason people think I'm homeschooling is because of my 13 yo autistic/bipolar/gifted/processing disorder son. Ok, its true, he really NEEDS to be homeschooled. Finally everyone agreed, he was learning nothing but in trouble all the time, and the school was clearly doing more damage than good.

    Everyone thinks that my bright, better at social situations, better at controlling his emotions 6 yo son does NOT need to be homeschooled. But I don't agree. After ...
  5. 2009 in Retrospective(plus decade)

    This was another challenging year for me.

    In January, Daniel accepted a permanent position at the job where he'd been on contract for 18 month. He really hated the job and his boss, but with the economic crash, he didn't feel he could refuse a permanent job, esp at that salary. Most days, though, he comes home in a foul mood.

    I was not enjoying driving Heron to her three different schools, but at least her grades were doing better. ...
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