Reason to Homeschool #1 – Play is Supremely Important

One of my top reasons for homeschooling is because I want my child to have as much time to play as she wants, and as our lives will allow. Decades of research proves that play is the best way for our children to learn. Many studies have led to the following conclusions:

Children who are […]

An Unlikely Homeschooler

If you’d asked me, when I was in my 20s or 30s, if I would ever consider homeschooling my children I would have wondered how I could possibly know someone capable of asking such a ridiculous question. Throughout adulthood, I’d thought and said things like “Children should be in school year-round”; “Children have way too […]

What do you want to be when you grow up? Don’t ask.

The other day my 9-year old daughter asked me “When do I have to pick what I want to be when I grow up?”

I responded with, “What are you talking about? You’re already something – you’re a child-sized you, and when you grow up, you’ll be an adult-sized you.”

Then she said “But when […]

When it comes to Vaccination, Having Mountains of Research is Unnecessary and Distracting

Back in the mid 2000’s, after years of research, I decided not to vaccinate any children I may have. At that time, I was working on my PhD and was heavily focused on researching everything. So, I dove into medical journals and studies from around the world since I had access to them through the […]