Friday, December 12, 2008

Welcome to The Three R's Academy

Hello there, I'm a wife to one, mother to two, daughter to several, friend to many.

I'd really love to start homeschooling my boys. We've been talking about it for years and it always seemed so hard and scary.

Finally it doesn't seem so frightening.

We're planning on starting shortly after summer starts up. I'm sure that my sanity will be lost on many days of teaching my boys their life's lessons.

Honestly, homeschooling seemed liked this secret society to me that was costly and included lots of workbooks.

When ever I had asked around to other homeschooling moms (or dads) how they did it, or what they used, they all said what ever you want.

I've been scouring the net for as much free information on homeschooling and curriculum as I could find. I've actually found a lot of free stuff.

With all good hopes I can help others to see that homeschooling is not so secret.

As for what curriculum I'll use, I'm not sure what it's called, but several unit studies, life's lessons, many field trips, lap books and those darned 3 R's.

Image Credits: Katja Forbes's photograph "Escape school little children..."

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Just last week, on the 10th, I mentioned that family is a fleeting resource. The day after, the 11th, was Ed's birthday. Ed was my grandfathers cousin. I only knew him as Uncle Ed. I only knew him as my Grandma's friend. The thing is I didn't know him.

The day after his birthday, the day of my Grandmothers birthday, he passed away.

I just wanted to make sure that you all know how fleeting your family can be. I lost a chance to find out many things about my grandfather as a child, what he was like, what he enjoyed, what he disliked, how he did in school, if he even went. These are things that I cannot ever get back.

Remember your family in everything you do.