Where Is Your Mother?

The Beauty of Bowling

December 21, 2009

Seriously. Hear me out. And yes, I mean that twinkle-toed Fred Flintstone throwing the ball down the alley and knocking down the ten pins kind of bowling. Because it is, indeed, the perfect activity for homeschoolers. Here’s why: 1. It’s a cheap date. Go during a weekday afternoon when it’s dead. If you bowl more […]

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Teaching Sucks…

December 17, 2009

“Actually, working in the school system sucks,” emailed my dear friend who teaches at a public middle school on the West Coast. She’d gone back to college to get her teaching degree less than ten years ago. So teaching was her second, chosen career. Not a job you just stumble into. She went into it […]

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Educating the Educator

December 12, 2009

One of the perks of homeschooling, besides sleeping in, is that my son isn’t the only person getting an education. Oh sure, my mind is already seeping with Final Jeopardy Question answers, film noir trivia and the names of all my fourth grade classmates. But don’t ask me the rule for doubling the final consonant […]

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Just Say No…

December 8, 2009

…For as long as you can. Because once you start having sex, you’re not gonna want to stop. And it’ll distract you from all the other things that you really wanna do. That was my sex talk with Morgan. I went on a little about how sex can be alotta things—including fun. But once it […]

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15%. Is That Failing?

December 3, 2009

Another homeschooling mom shared an online article in The Baltimore Sun about the dismal results of math tests given in 15 states, including Maryland, to determine how high schoolers would fair in their freshman college math class. According to the article “The Algebra II test was given to 100,000 students across the nation, including 1,295 […]

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