Hi. My name is Kara, and I’m a homeschool dabbler.
I try things.
I decide I hate those things, and I sell them and start over.
I go down a road, only to find that the pot of gold at the end of that rainbow is filled with Nutcase McJudgies.
So I turn around and start over.
Are you a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, people ask me, and I just put my head in my hands and cry.
“I really don’t know.” I respond. “Sometimes?”
If you were being critical, you could say that I’m a quitter, or that I’m flakey.
I prefer to think of myself as “easily inspired.”
Plus, I really, really hate being bored.
I’m bored right now with Fred.
Have you met Fred? He is a small boy who teaches math at Kittens University, and his office is located just off a hallway packed with vending machines.
He has a rectangle head, and right now, he’s a giant pain in my arse.
Because my kids love him.
But I am over him like a bad boyfriend.
I need a break from Fred.
“Fred – it’s not you, it’s me,” I want to tell him. “Except, also, you’re kind of the worst.”
And so, on Voxer, I talk with friends and we chat about all the ways there are to do math. And that makes me feel better, because you can’t just dump Fred and do nothing, right?
At least not until the *end* of May?
All this homeschool switcheroo doesn’t mean that I am not intentional about what we do in our home, though.
If anything, I am obsessive. I like to check those boxes, even if I have to get a little creative with the definitions.
Does planting a garden count as science? YES.
Does it count as math, because you have to put 3 seeds in each hole, an inch-and-a-half deep? Ummm …
Does it count as foreign language because plant names have Latin and Greek roots?
Now we’re stretching, girl.
But I am here to tell you that you can draw from a variety of curriculum, philosophies and ideas and still have a successful homeschool.
It helps a lot if you don’t try to do it ALL AT ONCE, and it helps if you choose your inspiration wisely.
That’s why I’m thrilled to tell you about a curriculum bundle sale that I’m part of this week.
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