What Grade Are You In?

What Grade Are You In?

“What grade are you in?” the cashier asks. My child stares, like a deer caught in headlights, and turns to me before slowly answering, “ummm….we don’t really do grades…. But I love history!”  Grade levels. Homeschoolers wonder about them often, asking questions like: ...
When is the Right Time to Start Homeschooling?

When is the Right Time to Start Homeschooling?

My child is being bullied. My daughter cries before school each day. His confidence is gone. She doesn’t laugh anymore. He’s not eating. They’re not sleeping. They aren’t themselves. These are the statements of parents who are deciding to homeschool mid-school year....
ENRICHri Cultural Fair

ENRICHri Cultural Fair

Looking for a community of Rhode Island homeschoolers that hosts some amazing events?  Look no further. Welcome to ENRICHri’s Annual Cultural Fair Travel with us as our community center is transformed into many countries spanning the world. Our globetrotting guests...
Deciding to Homeschool

Deciding to Homeschool

Like any change in life the first step is a decision. For me homeschool was always a thought  tucked away in a journal page, carelessly written while I sat next to my first napping toddler. I sent that toddler into the public school system for kindergarten. It was...
Homeschool Mom

Homeschool Mom

I’m awoken abruptly by the roar of an engine and a strobe light illuminating my bedroom.  The sky is still dark as I glance at the clock.  5:49 a.m.  The high school bus groaned down the road with the teenage girls who live across the street aboard. I let my head fall...
Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Ball

The lights were turned down low, the music was jamming, and balloons were bouncing all over the dance floor.  Everything was draped in purple and gold.  Even the lights on the wall had a hue of purple shooting up to the high ceiling of the hall.  Families entered...
So I can take my homeschool life for granted . . .

So I can take my homeschool life for granted . . .

Many, possibly even most, times the phrase, “taken for granted”, is used in a negative way.  I like to use it in a positive way.  When I can take something for granted it shows, in my mind, that the situation is a very secure one, one I can rely upon. There are many...
Take a Break

Take a Break

Want to know a secret? Shh….it’s one of the best-kept secrets of homeschooling. Ready? Here it comes… Homeschoolers don’t have to follow any schedule at all. We can take a break ANY TIME WE WANT OR NEED TO. Oh my gosh, right? What kind of schedule or break am I...
Overcompliance

Overcompliance

It’s that time of year once again. The time of year you will have mailed your End of Year letter and Letter of Intent.  You wait for your “approval” letter, hoping that your school district isn’t going to be a problem. There’s the envelope from the school department...