After a very emotional afternoon in my house, I made a bit of a mistake. I went on Facebook. Let me offer you advice… Never go on Facebook if you are feeling emotional. The minute I popped on, I noticed once again the people who turn everything into a fad. More specifically, I noticed the ones that turn autism into a fad.
So let me back up and tell you about what happened today. I’ll give you the short version.
I haven’t watched the news since April 14, 2017. I checked my Hulu account to be sure of the date. That’s nearly a month of no news.
I read the headlines on my iPad here and there.
I see the tweets and the Facebook posts of the headlines as well.
Once in a while, I will click to read a full story.
Overall, however, I have turned into a very uniformed citizen. And I like it.
When we first moved here, Wyoming was frozen. Lakes, ponds, rivers, and creeks were all locked in a sheet of ice. It was cold and the earth was definitely in hibernation mode.
We have a really cool pond in view from our rental home and the winter walk around it was chilly yet beautiful.
Today is my 40th birthday, and I feel fabulous!
I know some people get all stressed over birthdays and getting older, but I am looking at my fortieth year as a new start. It’s a chance for me to spruce up my body, mind, soul, etc…
This year I hope to get back on track with my health, finish out my Bible in a Year reading, make at least one great friend in my new state, explore all that Wyoming has to offer, continue writing on this blog, read a few more books, and finally learn to cook the real way – not from a box. Ha! It’s gonna be great!
I’m always interested in how others homeschool, so today I thought I would start showing you how we go about things. This is my eighth year of homeschooling. I started when Benjamin was in kindergarten; he is now in seventh grade. Both kids had short experiences in public school, but we learned quickly that public school just wasn’t the path we were meant to take.
I started out with a very traditional homeschooling method and that has worked well, but as the kids get older I find we are moving more and more to an unschooling approach in regards to science and history. Unschooling is basically a child led approach to learning. It is interest driven rather than book driven. I may not have the exact definition here, but that is pretty much the gist of what we do in those areas.