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March 27, 2007



Oh my my how I needed this little jolt. We also "tidal" homeschool though we sound a wee bit more on the "un" side of things. But the grumps have been ruling the roost lately we need to tweak as well. The next 6 weeks are jam packed with Big Events that need lots of prep (read that: Mom has a lot to do and can't necessarily delegate much of it) but I think we absolutely MUST carve out some new time together-alone and maybe a few new things strewn about as well. Thanks for the great post!


My entire church homeschool group was going thru the grumps in Jan/Feb so we've started a monthly "Homeschool at Church" Day. Everyone just packs up and moves to the church for the day to do the same schoolwork they'd do at home. The kids feel like they're not alone as homeschoolers, the moms get to see other people's curriculum and learning styles, we all eat together and this month we're going to do a service project together also. It's unlike a field trip in that it doesn't take you away from your necessary work. And yes, the kids all got their work done!


Your tweaking is always great, Lissa.

Thanks for this account--I loved it!

Karen E.

I loved this account, too. And, that one-on-one is so important.


Oooo boy do we need some tweaky clean around here ...maybe one-on-one time is the answer. I'll have to ponder that -- and figure out how to manage it with four children who never want to go do their own thing! :0


"Because I think it's a way to give kids a great education and a joyful childhood."
As Charlotte wrote:" That the happiness of the child is the condition of his progress; that his lessons should be joyous, and that occasions of friction in the schoolroom are greatly to be deprecated."

Mary G.

Always such a pleasure to read about your homeschooling/unschooling/living journey! Your Rose is my String Bean (she even comes to Adoration with me just to have some one-on-one); the others fall in place too. Sometimes it's so hard to give everyone the one-on-one they need (and still have some time left to do the things we need to do).

Keep up the wisdom -- I'll keep coming back for more....

Mary Beth P

This is why I nominated you for "Best Homeschooling Mom"! You have such a gift for articulating what we are all going through. Grumpiness has invaded our home, too. In our case it is: impending move, LONG Maine winter (very little outside time with 4 active boys) and a myriad of other things. You gave me some food for thought, and alleviated a little of my guilt for my part in the grumpiness.


One-on-one always works for us too in times of tweakage!! Great points on all accounts!


You homeschooling mommies are all so wise! If 'that' isn't working for you then try 'this'! Isn't that the beauty of homeschooling?! Oh, if only I could go back and do things differently...I, too, would homeschool! All I can say now is MORE POWER TO YOU! Y 'all are doing a great job!

Judy Aron

Wow.. I remember when I first started homeschooling - or actually was considering homeschooling over eleven years ago (I can't believe it has been that long), I ran across Sandra Dodd on the old HEM chat rooms - she helped me get started along with others I met there, and I also didn't agree with all she had to say, but she inspired me and really got me thinking. She surely jolted me out of Government school mentality.
Thanks so much for sharing your post - I enjoyed reading.

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