Busy Just to be Busy?
Are we making the most of the time we have to raise our children? It is fleeting. And it is easily stolen by outside influences. We can choose to slow down and spend the time necessary to raise our children. It is an important job that no one else can do as well as we can if we apply ourselves.
We tend to live as if everyone outside of our family is more important. Neighbors, homeschool functions, co-ops, field trips, classes, sports - a lot of activities compete for our time. Many of which eat away the quiet time our children need. And too much noise drowns out our voice as a parent.
Oct 29, 2018
Daily Life Overflows With Daily Life
"Pleasant ways and kindly words and simple duty-doing, in these things of every day life Christ is manifested."
Charlotte Mason, Scale How Mediations
I want to do great things! I want to change the world! I want to put a dent in the universe! Meaning is one of the many reasons that a lot of us chose to homeschool. Homeschooling is hard but it’s important.
Oct 01, 2018
Just Like Me And You
Have you ever demeaned children in your mind? You might think,
"They're just kids, they don't care if
.... their toys are broken.
.... their food is cold.
.... their gifts are trinkets and twaddle.
....I forget what I promised them."
And sometimes children don't seem to care. They don't want their hair combed or their clothes to match. They just want candy and Sponge Bob.
Often they don't know what’s good for them. But they do know when we treat them as less than a person. And they know something’s not right about that even if they can’t articulate it.
Sep 17, 2018
Robinson Crusoe Meets The Myth Busters
"Our brains are sustained upon ideas just like our bodies are sustained by food," said Charlotte Mason. She talked about how ideas strike you just as if they are truly a living, active being. I have seen this in my children.
Sep 03, 2018
Get An Early Look Now And A Free Month When We Launch
Initial development and testing on the Flexible School Schedule app is complete! We are ready for public testing. Over the next two weeks we need people (limit 100) to:
- Give 2 hours of their time
- Work through a checklist of simple tasks
- Provide feedback on your experience with the app
Jun 27, 2018
A Quick Development Update
Primary development on Flexible School Schedule wrapped up last week. We have now moved into final testing of the app and can't wait to share it with you in a few weeks!
Jun 11, 2018