Month: October 2016

Learning How to Learn…And Loving It!

Learning How to Learn...And Loving It!

When I retired as Homeschool Teacher, I started blogging because I enjoyed writing and wanted to learn more about using the internet. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, but that was right before the internet came to be, so my education didn’t include anything about it. I haven’t always enjoyed writing, either. I went to …

10 Pieces of Advice for New Homeschoolers

10 Pieces of Advice for New Homeschoolers

Can I really do this? What if the naysayers are right? If you’re new to homeschooling, then you probably have these anxieties, and many more. I know how you feel because I spent fourteen years homeschooling my two children, and all along the way I had anxieties and doubts. Now that I’ve reached the end of …

Thinking Outside the Desk while Homeschooling

Thinking Outside the Desk

When we first began homeschooling, I was a voracious reader about teaching styles and methods. I read many books that caused me to rethink education and convinced me that I didn’t need to recreate my own school experience. Maybe it was even better not to. With my mind opened to new possibilities, I was motivated …

Have a Merry and Memorable Flea Market Christmas

Have a Merry and Memorable Flea Market Christmas

As we approach the holiday season your thoughts may already be turning towards Christmas and everything it entails. Most families’ celebrations are steeped in traditions that everyone looks forward to year after year, but just in case you’d like to shake things up a little bit, I wanted to share an idea with you. Several …

Red Thai Roselle ~ A Garden Adventure

Mature Red Thai Roselle Plant

I enjoy trying new things, so this summer I experimented with growing Red Thai Roselle (Hibiscus Sabdariffa). I saw it in the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog and thought it sounded interesting. They listed many uses such as tea, pie, and jelly, but using the leaves to make herbal tea appealed to me the most. …

Save Your Memories with an Easy Email Journal

Save Your Memories with an Easy Email Journal

I’ve kept an “email journal” since my children were born. Periodically, I would write an email to my parents and sister about my family’s activities, then I would print it out and keep a copy for myself. It’s hard for me to believe that so much time has passed, but I’ve put over twenty years …

Warnings from a Retired Homeschool Mom

Warnings from a Retired Homeschool Mom

If you arrived at this post while researching homeschooling, I’m glad I caught you in time. I need to warn you about some things before you make this life-altering decision for your family! Once you begin to see learning everywhere you just can’t unsee it. Once you’ve learned to think outside the box, it’s really …

Jamie’s Restaurant, Harrison, Arkansas ~ Worth the Drive

My husband and I prefer eating at local diners when possible. We just think it’s fun to get a feel for the local flavor and support small businesses. Occasionally, we stumble onto a real gem. That happened when we stopped at Jamie’s Restaurant in Harrison, Arkansas. Located on the end of a strip center, Jamie’s had …