I typically title my blog posts after I’ve begun writing, but I knew what I would name this one before I ever typed a word. And I can’t stop laughing at the actual perfection. I mean we ARE talking about scary skincare (among other things) here today, but don’t worry… nobody is “getting the hose.”Continue reading “It Puts the Lotion on its Skin”
Hello dearest students. Thank you for returning to Part II of the lesson I never dreamed I’d be teaching. I have entitled this portion of our learning: “Having Environmental Breast Cancer at Age 36 is Absolute Poopidy-Poo-Poo-Garbage, and I Recommend You Avoid It At All Costs.” Okay, maybe not my most cleverly titled lesson plan,Continue reading “Welcome to Crunchy Town”
For as long as I live and breathe, the following memory will be recalled with the dream-like-fluidity and precision detail that only a trauma can create in one’s mind. “Do you have any questions? Mrs. Woodward?” I stared at the radiologist’s face. Did he have a wife? Kids? What was his first name? I mean,Continue reading “Cancery Booby-Doos”
I believe you can learn something from ANYTHING. Well, except maybe from Tiger King. All of our brains need a good wash down after bingeing that hot mess. But actually, I take that back. In an alternate universe where that train-wreck of a show is child-friendly, even Tiger King could be an excellent jumping offContinue reading “Yes, Even Tiger King”
For those of you unfamiliar with our 1,000 Book Challenge, you can find more details in my previous post — https://fiercelittlelearners.com/2020/03/31/just-one-more-page-momma/. The gist of it is that as a New Year’s Resolution, my kiddos decided we would strive to read 1,000 picture books during 2020. And there were stipulations… chapter books and re-reads couldn’t countContinue reading “1,000 Book Challenge: March”
“We read with our children because it gives both them and us an education of the heart and mind. Of intellect and empathy. We read together and learn because stories teach us how to love.” – Sarah Mackenzie, The Read Aloud Family I am of the strong opinion that one can never own too manyContinue reading “Just One More Page, Mama”
It just isn’t. Calling what’s happening in homes across America right now “homeschooling” is like calling a piece of bread, birthday cake. One of the things I love most about our lifestyle is the fact that we are not constrained by the four walls of our home. Math can take place in a garden. ScienceContinue reading “This Isn’t Homeschooling”
Without a doubt, the question I am most frequently asked regarding homeschooling is: “But what do you do with… HER?” The questioner skeptically raises one eyebrow and motions toward the whiny toddler who is wrapped around my left leg with the force of thirty boa constrictors.
Alright friend, as discussed in my previous post, you’re gonna need to have some supplies ready to go if you want your day to run smoothly. Your arsenal of goodies can’t be buried under the Christmas decor on a garage shelf. You need accessibility.
I had a friend recently say to me, “You know how much I love my kids, right? So why do I so desperately want to wave the white flag, lock myself in the bathroom, and eat an entire jar of Nutella? I’ve only been stuck here with them for two days! And I actually didContinue reading “All of the Nutella: A Guide to Actually Enjoying Days at Home with Little Ones”