Homeschooler, Part V

This is most likely the last post of my Homeschooling series. Yes, I'm sad, but I'm also excited to get back to the world of Jane Austen. I've had ideas stewing... In all fairness, I shouldn't act as if this were the end of everything, because it isn't. I will publish other Homeschooling posts, and…

Homeschooler, Part IV

Hello, dear reader! This post tackles the strange and wonderful world of two things which do not mix well: Homeschooling and College. Scared yet? I think the prospect of college terrifies all of us, unless you're my brother, who can't wait to get the heck out of here. But strange, wanderlust-filled creatures aside, we see…

Homeschooler, Part III

This morning, I met a mother who had decided that next year, she was going to homeschool her son. As the only homeschooler in the room, I was pulled into the conversation and asked if I had any advice. Here it is, friends: You will have many panic attacks. Yes, that is my advice to…

Homeschooler, Part II

  In my previous post, I began a who-knows-how-long series on homeschooling. I consider myself to be an authority on the subject, considering that I am, after all, homeschooled. This post, I think, is about the 'funny stuff': all the humour related to the fascinating and mysterious world of homeschoolers. So: questions. In no particular order,…

Homeschooler, Part I

So...I homeschool. I love it. And at times, hate it. And at others, feel absolutely no emotion towards the entire practice. But I have perspective (not much, but some), because I saw how the other half lives. I went to school. And left. Now, I don't want to sound like a snob (see just about…