Posts tagged with ‘homeschooling’

  • 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.

  • Polly Castor Handmade Pottery

    Three New Handmade Pottery Pieces

    By on March 11, 2014

    I recently made the large scrafitto popcorn bowl, and the carved vase. Our youngest daughter made the amazing teapot...

  • 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...

  • A Visit to Marlboro College

    By on January 31, 2014

    We visited Marlboro College last November, on the same day we visited Smith College. The day after, we visited...

  • 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...

  • At MIT SPLASH Again

    By on November 23, 2013

    We’ve been to this wonderful program for high schoolers for many years now. In fact this is my 12th...

  • Two Cool New Science Books

    By on November 19, 2013

    Our teenaged homeschooled daughter is very enthused by these two new books. Originally seeing both in a great local...