Why Go to College (while still in High School)?

When I wrote my last post, I talked about expanding on my newfound love for community colleges. As I mentioned then, I once was blind, metaphorically speaking, but now I see. Dual enrollment—the idea of taking college-level courses as a secondary (high school) student and getting both high school and college level credit for those […]

Reading List for a Mom’s and Son’s Last Year Together

So…while I ponder my own reading list and my re-commitment to nighttime reading on my personal blog, I also thought that it’s not too early to begin thinking about what the children will read on next year—especially our son. Next year is a hybrid of our son’s senior year.   By “hybrid,” I mean that he […]

4 Must Haves for High School

I love to shop in August. As a parent who homeschools, I am tickled, for lack of a better word, by the marketing of everything as a “back to school” necessity. Towels, computers, small appliances, health and beauty items — a student’s trip back to school has to be the most marketed event right after Christmas and […]

Our First Graduation Party

Well, what can I say?   The event came in like a lion and went out like a lamb, but oh, the flurry of activities that occurred in-between.   Our area is big enough such that we actually have three larger, more  formal graduation ceremonies dedicated to homeschoolers in the area.  Can you imagine what that says about […]

What’s New? From Our Point of View…

It is a beautifully sunny, 74-degree day here in coastal Texas, and with the oldest at college and our son at the dentist, the youngest decided to school outside.   Funny, this was my vision when we first began homeschooling—days outside on a picnic blanket, completing schoolwork and viewing exotic animals.   (You can stop laughing now).   […]

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