Thursday, April 1, 2010

Our first month of homeschooling is behind us. We are still revelling in our freedom: the freedom to choose what to work on and when, the freedom to go hiking on a Friday morning, freedom from homework...

We are meeting more people and making connections with homeschoolers in our area... there are so many activities and exciting opportunities it is difficult to choose what we want to try first!

Part of me worries that this is too good to be true... is this some sort of honeymoon period? Even if it is, I want to enjoy it while it lasts!

Monday, March 15, 2010

A New Path

You cannot take itself
From any Human soul-
That indestructible estate
Enable him to dwell-
Impregnable as Light
That every man behold
But take away as difficult
As undiscovered Gold-

~Emily Dickinson

Somehow, I found the courage to jump off a cliff. It wasn't like me at all... I don't like change, I don't like to take risks... but here I am, homeschooling my two children, Elena and Mac.

Our first weeks have been spent rediscovering their interests and passions. As the days passed, my anxiety has turned to relief; my joyful, curious kids have reappeared. Mac has suddenly found that he likes to draw, and is producing a detailed imaginary world.

Elena was inspired to learn and write about Elizabeth Blackwell... I am amazed by their ideas and questions, and I'm excited to find out what they will come up with next!