• First Robotics team 1099

    We Got to the New England Robotics Championships

    By on April 14, 2014

    This was quite a life lesson about being prepared whether or not you think you’ll get a chance!

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    The Foolishness of Rejecting Our Own Gifted

    By on April 1, 2014

    Can we create a worthy educational system and a fair college application process that honors their potential and makes...

  • Overcoming Autism

    Run with Your Strengths

    By on March 28, 2014

    I was so glad to see the video clip below of the mom of an autistic child who didn’t...

  • Make the Ordinary Come Alive

    Make the Ordinary Come Alive

    By on March 15, 2014

    Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is a way of foolishness.

  • the New SAT

    About the New SAT

    By on March 14, 2014

    Well there has been a lot of buzz about the new revision to the SAT that will apply to...

  • Art by Polly Castor

    A Question Guide to Discussing Art

    By on March 10, 2014

    I think it is important to talk about art, but many people don’t know where to begin. This question...

  • No Formulas for Homeschooling High School

    No Formulas for Homeschooling High School

    By on March 6, 2014

    High school is a time to tailor offerings even more diligently to the specific needs of our unique pupils...

  • Our Youngest Turns 17

    By on February 13, 2014

    Well, we had a snow day on our youngest daughter’s birthday, so although wishing she could go to robotics...

  • Life with my Teen (& Book Review)

    By on February 10, 2014

    Our youngest daughter is deep in her 11th grade year, when a lot of kids feel an enormous amount...

  • New Poem: Back to the New Normal

    By on January 18, 2014

    Back to the New Normal   Open nesting is challenging. The revolving door brings in gusts of cold air...

  • Prisoners of the Sea

    Book Review: Prisoners of the Sea

    By on December 21, 2013

    One of the advantages of our approach toward homeschooling is that we created a culture of reading aloud as...

  • help your kids with math, help your kids with science

    Book Review: Help Your Kids with (Math or Science)

    By on December 12, 2013

    Where were these books when I needed them homeschooling? I absolutely love these and give them an enthusiastic five...