|One-room schoolhouse, Calico Ghost Town, Yermo, CA|
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I am so excited. My first book is almost complete and I just can't wait. So I am going to serialize it, one chapter at a time. Not only that, I am going to give away the download of each chapter for FREE for the first week!
Now, I am still polishing up that first chapter, because I want it to be perfect for you. So let me tell you about the book.
Mom's Parent's Guide to Homeschooling" is for anyone who's ever wanted to homeschool, but thought they couldn't unless they stayed home full time. I've been there. I've made mistakes, and had lots of success and I want to share what I've learned, to make it easier for you to jump in and make an incredible new life for you and your children.
In "The Working
Mom's Parent's Guide to Homeschooling", I address perplexing issues, such as Scheduling (Chapter 2), Who Watches the Kids? (Chapter 3), and locating and obtaining affordable curriculum (Chapters 4, 6, 7 and 8).
I share my thoughts on record keeping, and understanding your state's homeschooling laws (Chapter 10) and I wrap everything up with a chapter on nine different styles of homeschooling, their definitions, and where to find resources for each different style.
In these days of ereaders, social networking and high speed internet, homeschooling is possible like never before. In "The Working
Mom's Parent's Guide to Homeschooling", I hope to encourage you to commit yourself to taking charge of your children's education. I want to give you ideas and starting points for your journey. Most of all, I want to convince you that this is doable, regardless of your particular situation. That with creative thinking, determination and support, you and your children can start experiencing the joys of homeschooling today!
So keep your eyes here on "Around The Homestead", for your first FREE download of "The Working
Mom's Parent's Guide to Homeschooling".
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
|The llama in the playhouse.|
Yet, there have been advantages. Walking to daily Mass. Spending time with my dad, my older children, my grandson, and my cousins. Being present for the many special events that took place with my family this summer. Seeing some old friends and making some new. Then, there are those things that can only happen in Southern California: black beans, lettuce and ranch dressing as pizza toppings. Spending the morning in the mountains and the afternoon at the beach. Hummer stretch limos.
|Caught in the act.|
The new dogs are awesome. The llamas were utterly displeased with sharing the back yard with them, however, so a new pen has been constructed for them. It does have a nice shed, which, when cleaned out, will make as nice a shelter as the playhouse they were using in the back yard.
|Home sweet home.|