Category Archives: Homeschool

Ceci n’est pas une homeschooler

Funny thing, this. It's 11:13 on a Monday morning. My kids are running around in their pajamas (actually, their t-shirts and boxers). They slept in partly because we stayed up late last night watching science experiments on YouTube and the … Continue reading

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Historically speaking, or my kids in a nutshell

So in the interests of attaining cultural literacy, the boys and I watched Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure tonight. Yes, possibly one of the stupidest movies of the '80s, but still fairly entertaining. Afterwards: Me (thinking this would be a … Continue reading

Posted in History, Homeschool, Parenting | 2 Comments

Ya think?!

We have been weighed in the balance and found A-OK. In the mail today: The salient bit:   So apparently the State of Oregon will allow us to continue abusing our children for the next 24 months at least.

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Reading / Rainbow

So after all that kerfuffle and rending of garments, guess who’s been reading like a crazy man for the last week or so? If you guessed “Rhys,” you would be correct. We’ve started just asking him to read us books … Continue reading

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Goodbye, cruel Rainbow world

OK… so since two people asked to see my letter to Rainbow Resource Center telling them why I will no longer be a customer of theirs, I’m going to take that as a “post it, please.” Especially since I can’t … Continue reading

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Conversations with the homeschooled

First of all: wow. I am overwhelmed. Seriously. Everyone who commented on my post about trying to encourage Rhys to read; everyone from the fabulous Orsig list who wended (?) his or her way over here to read more of … Continue reading

Posted in Homeschool, Mini Activities, Portland, Things That Happened | 6 Comments

Rhys, redux

OK. Just a couple quick anecdotes about this kid we call “Spicoli.” (Have I mentioned that before? I have a nagging feeling that I have. But since Typepad did this STUPID FREAKIN REDESIGN that REMOVED THE POST SEARCH FUNCTION, I … Continue reading

Posted in Funny, Homeschool, Mini Activities, YouTube | 1 Comment