Read my posts below and join me as I share my personal family homeschool journey over the past decade!

Feedly for Homeschoolers

In our Web 2.0 class at our homeschool co-op a few years back, I taught the students to open an account with Google Reader and begin using it to research their own interests. Today Google Reader is no longer active (sadly). However, there is a great alternative, which...

CHM 093: Three Reasons We Celebrate Advent in our Homeschool

Listen to "093: Three Reasons We Celebrate Advent in our Homeschool" on Spreaker. This Christmas season was our very first year  we've chosen to celebrate Advent.  For some reason I was completely drawn to the idea of reflecting with candlelight on the...

Around Monterey on a school day

I can’t believe these pictures were taken last year, but here are my kiddos about 1 year ago (which FLEW by, by the way). We were walking around Monterey and wanted to find some good spots to take pictures in between classes (fashion design class and meeting up with...

Bye bye summer break…

I can't believe school has started back already...but here we are.  I've been thinking about how quickly our summer flew. Brief recap: My birthday- yay 34! Visits to the Aquarium Our local library's 100th birthday party My hubby's birthday @ Bubba Gump Shrimp...

Moving again.

Well, goodbye summer.Didn't I just write a post only a while back entitled "Hello Summer?"We started our homeschool back up this week and, yep, school's back in full swing for the Zinga clan.  I'm planning to write up a post soon on our curriculum for this...

Grateful

Well...while I've been thinking about how to get our family more connected into the community (making friends, going places, etc.), I  realized just how much we really have to be grateful for. One reader left a comment that this is an "adventure", and the...

Trying to get connected

Wow-- I was just checking my calendar the other day when I realized we have actually been in California now for one month.  A little over a month, really.And during this month of moving in and getting acclimated to our new environment, my kids and I have been...

S-T-R-E-T-C-H

These past few weeks have been stretching...s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g me...to say the least.Three weeks have turned into nearly a month and yet I feel as though I've been in Monterey for a very long time.  But it's not quite "home" just yet, and I still have so much...

Settling in

These past 2 weeks have been a whirlwind of moving in and getting settled...but still we've found time to get in some educational fun.  Z is drawing sky pictures on our bay window.Paper plates and fixing your own meals.  I'm almost tempted to keep that going...

The Big Move- from Alabama to California

So in my last post our family was in a transition- putting homeschool on hold for a while  (I've deleted that post, by the way...)Well...hello, homeschooling again!Shortly after I wrote that post, my husband received a job offer that would require us to relocate...

WHAT? We’re Moving?

Wow.  These past 3 weeks have FLOWN...and I've barely had a chance to take a deep breath. Everything is changing in our lives right now. First of all, in my last post, I talked about how I allowed my daughter to finally test her wings at our local school.  Meanwhile,...

Working from home again

Today we did a few hours of school - some outdoor fun first, then to workbooks, before I worked on my social media consulting business.  I have to admit that balancing family and business is not nearly as difficult this time around as it would have been just a...

Voicethread For Educators

Voicethread is an excellent tool I just found online, as I've stated in one of my last posts...I plan to use it for NyGirl's study on the Solar System to help her present her work. Here's a video on the VoiceThread website which shows what it does:...

My Ballerina

  A few months ago my daughter had her final ballet recital of the year.  She is really into drama, arts, music and the like, and has been begging me again recently to start back ballet again. I would, (ballet is not extremely expensive where we live), except that I...

Biblical Character Day

One of the things my daughter really enjoys is our fun "themed" days at our local homeschool co-op. In our family, in particular, we do not participate in Halloween activities...but many churches have a Fall Festival and the children have an opportunity to dress up...

Learning to be patient

My girls are growing up!My oldest just finished up her 1st grade year at homeschool co-op and is excited about entering 2nd grade. My baby is running around happily disturbing her big sister and making lots of fun, laughable moments for the entire family.We're...

Yay, Orlando!

Our trip to Orlando was crazy and fun! I can’t even believe we went to Disney World, after so many years of talking about it..but we finally did it. So we arrived on Sunday, April 27th by plane…and Delta lost my luggage at the airport. Don’t know what happened and...

Singing, organizing, and everything in between

So it’s been an interesting week so far…and you’ll know why if you keep reading. First of all, if you’ve been reading any of my earlier posts you’ll know that I’ve changed over to the Well Trained Mind classical method education for my daughter. This week’s homeschool...

Getting into my routine

Okay, well today was much better! The past few days (weeks) have been hectic as I’ve been struggling to get back into sync with a new baby. Friday while my 5-year-old daughter was at homeschool co-op , I was able to really tune in to BabyZ’s needs and follow her...

avoiding homeschool burnout

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