People filing out of the keynote speech into the vendor area.
I just got back from one of my two favorite yearly weekends away. The Annual Homeschool Conference. It is always the first weekend in May. All day Friday and Saturday at the downtown Cox Convention Center Arena. We spend the night in a downtown hotel and go out for a fun dinner. This year it was Indian food. Always good to challenge the children’s taste buds!
Pink Perfection Tulip
Ok. We are here today to decrease homeschool stress Alright? Are you with me?
Are you trying to teach your children science out of a curriculum, a workbook, something off the computer? What I’m really asking is, are you regularly, say daily or weekly, trying to fit science into all of the other things you “think” you need to teach your children?
Do you think you have to do some kind of formal science with experiments and textbooks written for grade schoolers that require all kinds of supplies that you don’t normally keep at home? Ugh. Can I just say, that sounds kind of awful. You know me. Miss Truthful. Please forgive, but I just must!
Ohhh, school is not going so well today. Let’s just make cookies instead.
I’m really not sure what kind of homeschooling Mom I would call myself. Definitely not structured. Maybe a little eclectic. Maybe a little classical. Maybe a little Charlotte Mason. Maybe a little unschooling. But then it also depends on the child. I do like to go with the flow. If I don’t, that spells S-T-R-E-S-S.
Emma, 11, at her desk which shares a room with the baby changing table near the laundry room.
Well, my, my. This is quite the subject. I’m just going to talk about a few things I say to people who tell me they have been thinking about homeschooling, but really don’t see how they could ever do it. I remember well when I was at this point. In future posts I will go more in depth about why my husband and I are homeschooling our children, because the truth is it opens a whole can of worms in many areas. I will tell you it has been one of the greatest igniters of personal growth for both of us. I will also get into the practical side of homeschooling.
So glad you stopped by! My name is Allison and I’m a blogger in Small Town, Oklahoma. I love social media, (used to be a tv producer in LA before kids) finding chemical-free answers for everything in life, building businesses with my hubby of 22 years and loving on my 5 babes ages 8-20. I’m mostly into social media video, so find me on facebook, instagram and lately, snapchat!