Round 2 of School at Home

Really, the whole point of this post is to say blogging will be all over the place. Hopefully it'll only be through December and then I can spend more time here, but who knows? Back in June, the plan was for us to send our oldest back to the classroom and our youngest would be … Continue reading Round 2 of School at Home

First Grade, Here We Come!

Summer has come to an end. Tomorrow my little boy starts First Grade. First of all, how dare he grow up, turn 6, and go off into the numbered years of school? It's sometimes hard to reconcile the tiny little 34 week preterm baby he was to the long-limbed getting-too-tall-on-mommy sophisticated 6 year old he … Continue reading First Grade, Here We Come!

5 Reasons Why Our First Year of Regular School Has Sucked

My husband and I have tossed around homeschooling for years, since well before we even conceived our first child. Ultimately, we decided to go with a regular school, primarily for the socialization. And to see how he would fare in a regular school. As a stay at home mom, it's well within my abilities to … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Our First Year of Regular School Has Sucked

Homeschooling at a Moment’s Notice

The one thing few parents of children who attend a traditional school want to hear: school's closed. Could be 2 weeks. Could be the rest of the year. Thanks, coronavirus, thanks. Now, I've written a few times about thinking of homeschooling, so I've been taking this as my chance to see how it goes. Of … Continue reading Homeschooling at a Moment’s Notice

How I…Am Selecting an Elementary School for My Child

Before we moved, we lived in what felt like the suburbs of the suburbs. It was a quiet area, but had plenty for us to do. Actually, we loved living there. We had our son's entire educational career planned out. Then we moved to a bustling metropolis. L.A. is huge and sprawling to the point … Continue reading How I…Am Selecting an Elementary School for My Child

I am Proud of My Toddler, But Not Because He Knows His ABCs and 123s

My oldest recently turned 4 and I am freaking out that he's going into Kindergarten next fall. I'm not worried that he might not be academically prepared, which itself feels like a stupid thing to feel considering Kindergarten is supposed to be the starting place for receiving an education. I often find myself wondering why … Continue reading I am Proud of My Toddler, But Not Because He Knows His ABCs and 123s

How I Teach My Toddler, or Why I Hate ABC Mouse

Last week I wrote about my son having a tablet, which we got for him in the hopes that it would help him develop his expressive language skills, but it also brought up educational questions. This week I would like to talk a little about how I do teach him, and why I hate ABC … Continue reading How I Teach My Toddler, or Why I Hate ABC Mouse