High School


The October homeschool update (with a wee bit of parenting melancholy, philosophy, and practice), part 3

The October homeschool update (with a wee bit of parenting melancholy, philosophy, and practice), part 3

This is where we were going all along. This is where those fall hay wagon rides were headed. This was the destination, one of the station stops along the track of building an interest-led, relationship-focused, self-directed, and often experimental, homeschooled family life.

The October homeschool update (with a wee bit of parenting melancholy, philosophy, and practice), part 2

The October homeschool update (with a wee bit of parenting melancholy, philosophy, and practice), part 2

We have become home "schoolers" in every sense of the word. Our lives revolve around our kids' schooling. Life has always revolved around our kid's overall well-being and education, but now it's actual classes and coursework, deadlines and applications. Helping them achieve their goals now and for the future.

The October homeschool update (with a wee bit of parenting melancholy, philosophy, and practice), part 1

The October homeschool update (with a wee bit of parenting melancholy, philosophy, and practice), part 1

In October, life kicks into a gear that is challenging and stretching. And in that transition I feel ill-equipped as a career "relaxed" homeschooler for this change. But maybe everyone feels that way, homeschooler or not. Maybe we all feel dragged along by the machine.

The end of travel season, a return to city life

The end of travel season, a return to city life

Last week, while at my parents house I experienced a keen sense of "these are the happy days". There wasn't a feeling of foreboding attached, but definitely an awareness that these moments don't last.

High Summer ~ Garden, Work & Homeschool

High Summer ~ Garden, Work & Homeschool

Growing a garden, getting stuff done around the apartment, being gainfully employed and getting these kids graduated.

High Summer ~ Memories & Kids

High Summer ~ Memories & Kids

The cicadas started "singing" two weeks ago. I noticed it on Sunday night, July 8th, as the girls and I drove back into the city from a weekend in Ontario. And it hit me, this is high summer. Summer in full gear.

Committing to the group ~ Our homeschool co-op drama production

Committing to the group ~ Our homeschool co-op drama production

We have gained so much from being members of our homeschool co-op; a social life and friends, academic experience, and participation in the yearly drama production - an all-hands-on-deck community endeavor.