I've had a lot of people ask where we went and what we did on our most recent road trip. I find that in conversation it's surprisingly difficult to give the whole itinerary without seeing people's eyes gloss over and jaws go slack. It must be because I'm a better writer than speaker (or they … Continue reading Western States Road Trip Itinerary
How I Play with My Children
Playing with my kids at home is not something I do. Playing with my kids while on a trip is something I love to do! That's because when we travel we do things that are actually fun - like visit Glenwood Caverns Amusement Park and ride the Alpine Coaster or go for hikes in Yellowstone … Continue reading How I Play with My Children
After 3 days of trying to get a campsite in Yellowstone during the "off-season," I finally got desperate enough to try to bribe someone out of their campsite. In the interests of full disclosure, they had not yet set up camp but were rather waiting for the current occupants to leave. It was my last … Continue reading Rainy Camping
It has been a little over a week since my husband and I made the dramatic decision to pull our four children out of traditional school and begin homeschooling. During the discussions of whether or not to do this, one of the ideas that came up the most is how much more our kids could … Continue reading Road Trip!
Road Trip – Our First Load of Laundry
Well, that's kind of a funny thing to write about. Our first time washing clothes on our road trip is a bit momentous - why? Because we had to do laundry because I threw up on my daughter's clothes. By day 3 of our trip we had covered 856 miles (from Sacramento to West Yellowstone), … Continue reading Road Trip – Our First Load of Laundry
Tales of Distance Learning – I quit.
We have been grappling with distance learning since March. We had a glorious 10 week break for summer, and when distance learning started back up in the fall I was determined to give it a shot. Our private school had worked so hard to improve the delivery system, the communication, and the methods used. They … Continue reading Tales of Distance Learning – I quit.
Tales of Distance Learning IV
We have been doing Distance Learning Fall Version since the middle of August. There are no tales from that time because I thought that it was going to kill me. Every ounce of my energy went into facilitating "learning", managing behavior, tech support, and organizing papers. Our school staff did an absolutely amazing job of … Continue reading Tales of Distance Learning IV
Tales of Distance Learning III
The most common sentiment I've heard from fellow parents involved in distance learning is that this social experiment has been a disaster. Sure there is the occasional child who thrived in this environment of self-sufficiency but overall that child is rare - a gift from heaven to the overwhelmed parent, a unicorn in a field … Continue reading Tales of Distance Learning III
Tales of Distance Learning II
My last post about distance learning was certainly a downer, but not everything about having my kids home is awful. In fact, there are a lot of things about distance learning that are ... (Meme Credit: Someone on The Internet) Okay, actually there is nothing good about distance learning, but having my kids home and … Continue reading Tales of Distance Learning II
Tales of Distance Learning I
The reason I started this blog was so that I would have an outlet for writing. I love to write and feel like I'm pretty good at it. Distance Learning, however, has stolen away the time I had to write. Rather than spend quiet moments practicing the craft of putting thoughts, ideas, philosophies into words, … Continue reading Tales of Distance Learning I