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How My Husband and I Homeschool as a Team

This time last year I had a full time job. I was working 40 plus hours a week and so was my husband. My daughter was in child care (cringe) and my son was in public school (double cringe). Months before this I had already swallowed the red pill that I had made a mistake by working and putting my child in any kind of alternative care. Basically, every minute of those 40 plus hours was pure hell…

I Could be Writing

Do you ever feel like you are not where you should be? Like every time you are doing one thing you should be doing another? Like you’re always a step, or twelve, behind where you should be?   Yeah, me too.   You are not alone. I think it is easy for parents, especially, to feel this way because our children get most of our time. Which only means, we are being good parents. It is easy to…

You Can’t Make Me

Four famous words uttered at least once by every kid at some point: you can’t make me. I know when I was a child this started a war between my parents and I. They were willing to use force and I was one quarter their size; of course they could make me. Every parent has the physical ability to make their child do almost anything. When you threaten a child’s well being their natural survival instincts kick in…

To the Parents Who do it All (Part 2)

I ended up doing this post in two different parts because it got way too long. The more I dug into this, the more I wrote. I’m pretty sure if I had kept it as one post it would’ve been over four thousand words, verging on five, and no one has got time for that. In case you missed it, you can find part one here. Jumping right back in from where we left off last week: You Can…

To the Parents Who Do it All (Part 1)

It has become a terrible trend to take pride in being the lazy parent. When did this happen? When I was a kid, you did not want to be the parent who didn’t, at least, try to do it all. I know that the previous generation of parents had their own set of problems, and I’ve discussed those problems. They either didn’t do some of the things I am about to rattle off or they tried to hide…