So you want to start homeschooling your kiddo(s), but you have NO IDEA where to begin? You are not alone! The transition and adjustment from having your child enrolled in a school setting to full-time homeschooling can be a bit overwhelming. Actually, a lot overwhelming! We began homeschooling our son about a year ago, and… Read More 5 Tips for Getting Started with Homeschool
In 2015 we bought a 2013 Nissan Leaf, and we love it. I will outline our favorite parts of the car and a few things you should be aware of. We recently hit 40,000 miles in our Leaf, and this year alone, we have put on almost 10,000 miles. The Leaf is our first… Read More Why We Love Our Nissan Leaf
Things were going well. About as well as they could for a new homeschooling mom. This whole concept of homeschooling was completely new, and I had no idea what to expect or what was going to work. We jumped on the K12 bandwagon right away. I was excited because it was a new adventure, and… Read More Why We Ditched K12 Online School
Once our engineer was approved for enrollment through his new online public school, it was only a matter of days before I received shipment notifications through email that his materials would soon be on their way. We tracked the shipments, two boxes of materials. To give you an idea of how much we received, one… Read More Getting Our K12 Materials: Unboxing and First Impressions
Our son will be heading into the third grade this year. He had been attending our local public schools since he started Kindergarten, but it hasn’t been without its challenges. Our situation has been unique given his giftedness and his acceleration. Let me share a bit of our back story with you. We are raising… Read More Taking Education Out of the Classroom: Why We Chose Online Public School
Key reasons we readought chickens: – Teach Kids about taking care of animals – Fresh eggs – House chores the kids can do (and enjoy) – Challenge of something new Neither my wife and I have ever owned chickens before. We have never lived on a farm, and other than our families owning cats or… Read More Why We Bought Chickens!
For my (Andy) day job, I work as a product manager for a software company. Everything I do is on a computer. We use tools like Jira and Confluence, Microsoft 365, Webex… if you know these programs you know what I am talking about. Recently my father moved to a MacBook Air and was… Read More Apps I love for my Mac!
A lot of people have been asking us about our new solar panels. Everything from how they work, how much power do they produce, how much did it cost, how much will it save, and why did we do it. This will be a long post, but I hope to provide insight with data as… Read More Manitou Manor Solar Panels