I Recovered Those Lost Tools of Learning, and Look at Me Now! (How I Improved Myself by Teaching My Kids Classically)

Once upon a time (8 years ago), the Geek and I attended an open house at a local classical Christian school and fell in love with classical education.  Watching scores of children recite huge passages of scripture, chant Latin declensions and conjugations, and sing long expanses of timelines made us giddy with excitement. We began … Continue reading I Recovered Those Lost Tools of Learning, and Look at Me Now! (How I Improved Myself by Teaching My Kids Classically)

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?

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

Why Blog, Pooky?

I have always wanted to blog.  This is absolutely the most ridiculous timing in the world for me to start.  But, alas, right now I feel just crazy enough to finally do it. I am a dingbat—blonde to the core. Although I have dark roots, I am blonder than any true blonde, flighty and flustered … Continue reading Why Blog, Pooky?