Proper Care and Feeding of Your Stub Network

Not to be confused with Stubby Boardman, the lead singer of the popular musical group The Hobgoblins. That, folks, was a little Harry Potter humor, bonus points to the nerd who identifies the fictitious periodical I’m quoting. So on we go to the next technical round. By now, it’s possible you are scraping yourself with … Continue reading Proper Care and Feeding of Your Stub Network

Dear Pooky: How Do I Keep My Little Ones Occupied While Homeschooling the Bigger Kids?

*Disclaimer:  Please realize much of this advice is meant to be “tongue in cheek,” not to provoke hate mail or death threats.  Hopefully, you can relate to having done some pretty crazy things as a parent and can have a good laugh at my expense. Yes, this advice is taken from my own actual parenting … Continue reading Dear Pooky: How Do I Keep My Little Ones Occupied While Homeschooling the Bigger Kids?

Still Homeschooling: What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

Behold our everyday home. Most days it looks like a library and a daycare collided spewing books, papers, pencils, toys, bouncers, burp cloths, dirty dishes, and  diapers  everywhere. (Believe it or not, it actually looks more messy than this most days.) Amidst the mess, we have officially survived our first two days of the 2013-14 … Continue reading Still Homeschooling: What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

Wolfmen, Raspberry Pi, and the Many Sounds of Homeschool

What’s That Sound? Homeschool Has Arrived I had the privilege of taking an online Cisco course from my home this week. And as a teacher droned on and on about Enterprise Call Routing and Interactive Voice Response, I was also treated to the background sounds of home. Not just any home, either – this week … Continue reading Wolfmen, Raspberry Pi, and the Many Sounds of Homeschool

Pooky’s Advice Column: Unorthodox Advice from a Mother of 5

*Disclaimer:  Please realize this advice is meant to be “tongue in cheek,” not to provoke hate mail or death threats.  Hopefully, you can relate to having done some pretty crazy things as a parent and can have a good laugh at my expense. Yes, this advice is taken from my own actual parenting experience and … Continue reading Pooky’s Advice Column: Unorthodox Advice from a Mother of 5

Secret Confessions of a Home School Dad

Secret Confessions of a Home School Dad News flash: It is August.  And I’ll confess that I’m one of those calendar-challenged individuals, who expects something mystical to happen when a calendar is flipped upwards and a new month arrives.  So when I awaken on the first of the month and discover that the birds are … Continue reading Secret Confessions of a Home School Dad