How we do math (for now!)

Math is unfortunately a subject that is vastly misunderstood, and that has produced more phobias than probably any other subject. Math phobia is a real thing and many, many children suffer from it. I never had math phobia. In fact, I even liked math, but I certainly have never really been a math genius. I […]

January 2015 in Books

The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius by Kristine Barnett is a fascinating memoir of a mother going through the roller coaster life of first discovering that her child has autism to eventually realizing he is a genius of geniuses who might very well be up for winning a Nobel Peace Prize in physics […]

When Some Is Just Right

I’ve mentioned here before that I tend to be a procrastinating perfectionist. In other words, I simply put things off when I don’t feel I have the time to do it the way I feel it should be done or at least how I would like for it to be done. A close relation to […]

January 2015 read-alouds

Would you believe we only finished one read aloud last month? One! Oh well. I’m okay with that. We also had family here for two weeks and had Christmas in January which seriously helped with the January blues, if you know what I mean. Now it’s all about February (which includes a birthday girl) and […]

My slightly-outside-the-box educational philosophy

If you follow my Facebook page you know that this post was coming. Now that Stefan is 7 I feel like we’re true, legitimate homeschoolers. Not that we weren’t before, but things have definitely shifted a bit lately in terms of how we do learning at home. I’ve been considering how in the world to […]