Who Homeschools?

The Elastic Waistband of Relaxed Homeschooling

January 23, 2010

As I sit here all snuggly in my Just My Size “relaxed fit” cotton pants (Translation? Fat girl sweats), I can certainly appreciate the comfort of an elastic waistband. But I’d never wear’em out in public. Because even though the pants are stain- and pill-free, they’re not particularly flattering. And I can pretty much say […]

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Unit Studies? Too Much of a Good Thing

January 20, 2010

But hey, that’s just me. Actually that’s my son. About three years in to our home educating experience, I learned that my then-eight-year-old was not of the emersion-mindset. But, in a moment of weakness, I thought it was worth a try. We’d used the Calvert Homeschool curriculum since leaving public school after first grade. Even […]

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Still Waiting on My Apology, Chris…

November 30, 2009

It’s been about a month, now. Election Night, Nov. 3rd, to be exact. The TV was on. But I was only listening as MSNBC’s Chris Matthews bullied some whiteshirt. I putzed, waiting for Rachel Maddow—a reason to actually watch the screen. Maddow has this really wacky interview technique. She asks a question, and then she […]

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What’s a Metaphor? Cows

December 16, 2007

Emily Dickenson is a little too flowery for my taste, but her poetry is ideal to use for our studies, especially as examples of metaphors, similes and personifications. And although I can’t articulate why I know those writing techniques are important in the education of Morgan, they are. Granted you could read, “The hills untied […]

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Educational Dominatrix

April 6, 2007

I know I must sound like a total crack-the-whip Dominatrix about this whole Unschooling thing. But it’s like religion; I’m fascinated by the concept yet logic prevents me from making that Leap of Faith. So I decided to go to the source. I interrupted Morgan from chain sawing zombies in the mall to ask him […]

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