seder christian interactive family

60 Minute Interactive Seder for the Christian Family

If you’ve been hanging out with me for any length of time, you know we stink at holiday traditions. However, one Lenten season tradition that we’ve managed to keep up is celebrating a Seder meal together. Sometimes we can barely pull together just our family, and sometimes it’s quite the affair. This year we had […]

Podcast | #14 Tricia on Education and Mommy Slacker-ness

Tricia is back! Join the late night nonsense as we talk about homeschool versus public school and the reason our friendship might end. Plus you’ll hear all about what we’re NOT accomplishing in life right now and a life hack that you might just be able to pull off before Christmas. I’d love for you […]

responding to racism in schools

Responding to Racism in Schools

Last week in a neighboring high school district in our county, students were disciplined for staging a photo where their spirit week Scrabble letters spelled out, “N****r.” [1] Obviously, this incident is restarting a conversation about racism in schools. According to a Change.org petition [2], the students were only suspended for 9 days. The outrage […]

More Tips for Homeschooling a Student with FASD

If you didn’t read the first post about our current curriculum choices, read this post first. Also, it might be relevant to note that while I had our son who is fetal alcohol affected in mind while writing, these tips are also useful for students with other developmental disabilities and special needs. Go for exposure […]

Homeschooling and FASD

Among other things (like the launch of the new unCorked podcast), September is apparently the month to increase awareness about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and other related diagnoses. It’s also the month that we start back to a more intentional homeschooling schedule. While these things may seem unrelated, they have significant overlap in our lives since […]

Middle School Curriculum | Choices for a Classical Education

Our homeschool community, Bridges, is officially back at full swing. I’m excited to be the tutor for our Logic level program which is equivalent to 7 and 8 grade (middle school). We do both grades together with a 2-year curriculum that can be taken in any order. This is the stage where learning is driven by […]

A Tale of 3 Learning Styles

The main philosophy of education we’re implementing in the education of our children is classical. In the first stage of learning, usually referred to as the grammar stage, students are gaining the facts and vocabulary needed to analyze a subject more deeply. We do this mainly through memory work. Sometimes when I chat with families, they […]