Author Archives: Nikki

About Nikki

I'm just a child of God, wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, chef, maid, chauffeur, and (somehow) teacher taking this homeschooling adventure one day at a time. I'm lucky enough to be married to my best friend. We have two children: the Boy (who is in college studying to become a computer programmer) and the Penguin (my partner in homeschooling crime).

Back to (Home)School

This morning, Facebook was overflowing with pictures of tons of our friends posing in their new clothes with shiny new backpacks and big smiles on their faces.  Some held signs stating which grade they were heading toward for the first … Continue reading

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Our Struggle with Math…is REAL

Our struggle with math is real…or at least it WAS real. One of the things we were most excited about regarding homeschooling was math.  The Penguin thinks logically and has always found math to be quite easy.  She was always … Continue reading

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What I Chose for 4th Grade (and Why)

The funny part about all the research I did on curriculum for our first year of homeschooling (The Penguin’s 4th grade year), is that I missed so much.  So. MUCH.  The even funnier part?  I was getting so overwhelmed!  I … Continue reading

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Step Into My Not-So Way Back Machine

Step into my not-so way back machine…. The decision has been made.  We are going to homeschool!  The Penguin still had about two months of 3rd grade left.  She was enrolled in a local Christian school.  We sat her down, … Continue reading

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The Why of it All….

I don’t know about you, but I get asked this question frequently enough that it seems only logical to make it the subject of my second post:  WHY?  Why did we choose this path?  Are we CRAZY?  How on Earth … Continue reading

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Hi there!

Hi there! Let’s dive right in, shall we? When we began this crazy adventure, my husband suggested I start a blog as a daily journal that chronicles our triumphs, mishaps, and the overall hilarity we knew would ensue as I … Continue reading

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