I thought I was going to do this EVERY Friday - but that was during November when I was getting all organized about blogging with NaBloPoMo! So it's time for another update, because quite a few things have changed. Michael Michael is still in Nicaragua but he is having to change host families. He … Continue reading Moving Around, Exploring NYC, and some Senioritis
Parents with children older than mine would look at me when I expressed concerns and say, "Don't worry," or "They'll figure it out." Sometimes they'd tack on, "Just have fun with them." They were so right. And I LOVE that they were! I worried about gaps. I worried about getting into college, or whatever higher … Continue reading If I Knew Then, What I Know Now…
We went to the McDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains in January. We were lucky that it wasn't really cold. The wind was picking up, but not too much. And the best news was that the sky was clear. We had brought the kids once before and fog had rolled in obscuring our view. Astronomers … Continue reading Astronomical Observations
Ron and I left for the Davis Mountains - he went to go hiking, and I went to work on my book sans interruptions. As we were winding through the desert, south to Fort Davis, it occurred to me. This might be our first trip to take without the kids. At first, that didn't … Continue reading A Blanket of Stars
We've decided to revive the Unschooling Blog Carnival!! Find out more here! I have to confess, I didn't really understand these blog carnivals when I first encountered them on different people's blog sites. I had gone to their site to read THEIR posts, but instead, I got a collection of other people's posts. I wasn't unhappy, … Continue reading Unschooling Blog Carnival
We start out with an abundance of creativity, but over time, it seems to fade. Many of us recognize now that there are actually forces at work against creativity: peer pressure, schools, competitive society, marketing. And then the more children are exposed to these destructive mediocre-creating ways, the more our creativity is squashed. Without protection, … Continue reading Protect Your Creativity!
Yesterday we had our weekly Dog Hike at Walnut Creek. We take all three dogs, Buddy, Hank and Gracie. It's an interesting place in that dogs can be off leash, bikes go zipping by on the paths, and, for the most part, everyone is friendly. The days have been really pretty and it seems to … Continue reading Pit Bulls and Doggie Etiquette