Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Topics to post about in the future: a list

It’s probably not very professional to brainstorm on a public blog, but you know what, I don’t care.  I actually spend a lot of time thinking about what I’d like to write about on this blog—but I get bogged down with real life and my limited writing skills.  So. Just so I can dump the stuff from my brain, here’s a list of things I want to “talk” about here (in no particular order—because I don’t work neatly or tidily.)
  • curriculum choices and how I waded through it all (and how you can too, if you so desire.)
  • staying sane in the midst of the inevitable chaos (It’s possible.  I think.)
  • the legitimate and illegitimate concerns over “socialization”
  • school schedules and what to do when you’ve got multiple children in different grades/levels
  • helpful/not so helpful books and resources
  • support networks
  • FREE STUFF and how to find it
  • My issue with “Christian” homeschooling
  • America-centric homeschooling and how I think this is a bad thing (but that doesn’t make me anti-American!)
  • finding mentors for yourself and your kids
  • preserving “me” in a kid centered universe
  • preserving “us, as a couple” in a kid centered universe
  • on being open minded
  • operating on less than 100 percent
  • how to homeschool if you’re completely disorganized (like me!)
  • homeschooling and housework (hahahahaahahahaha!)
  • field trips
  • homeschooling older kids while dealing with infants and toddlers
  • extra curricular activities
  • definitions of education
  • creating your (my—because I’m not trying to convert you) list/letter about why you want to homeschool and what you want to accomplish
  • dealing with less-than-supportive family/friends/community
  • my favorite homeschooling materials and resources
  • goals and reality
  • burn out!
There.  That’s a good start.  Anything you want me to soliloquize on?  Let me know and I’ll add it to the list!

1 comment:

  1. I sincerely want to commend you - I'm dealing with many things on this list, and I'm not even homeschooling! We have a couple years before Cameron is ready for kindergarten, and are just now starting the discussion on where/how to school him. I'm not sure I have it in me to homeschool, but a lot of that could be simply because I don't know much if anything about it, and I'm not sure I wouldn't just show up in my jammies every day and decide it was craft day, rather than dedicating the needed time/effort. I applaud you, and look forward to hearing your thoughts and experiences.