Why Homeschool?

building up one another

We tried to start back to school last week. It didn’t go so well. I believe the exact words out of my mouth were “Public school doesn’t start for another 2 two weeks, I’m sure I can still enroll you, if you don’t want to cooperate” this is an ongoing issue, and I don’t make that threat lightly, I flat out asked this child if they would rather go to school and they said no. So that leaves me with a child that wants to stay home but doesn’t want to do the work. They accused me of trying to make the do school in the middle of summer!

Homeschooling is hard. Why do I even want to do this? Again. I know what happens. So we had our art day last week and I threw in the towel and decided to give us a few days to regroup. A…

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Throw it!


throwing a cast net

It’s time you learned how to throw the cast net!


Grab the rope with your right hand and coil it up so that you have all of it together.


Then, move the coiled up rope to your left hand.


Hold the neck of the net along with the coiled rope with your left hand.


Hold the edge of the net with your teeth and your right hand.


Spin clockwise so that you can open up the net.  Then drop it right over a wave.




Throw it! You know what to do.


You might just catch a fish on your first try!


…or two!


Careful.  You may want to do this again and again.


My husband is a natural teacher.  I only dream to be as awesome as he is when teaching a new skill.

Here’s what he does…

He gives an overview.  “Let’s learn to throw the net.”

Then, he breaks it down into bite-sized chunks.  Little pieces. “Hold the neck of the net along with the coiled rope with your left hand.”

Next, he shows how its done.  Really shows it, with his body or with his words.

Thereupon, he says “Go!” And you do it and you feel amazing.





Stop and Feel the Foam


Here comes the foam moving up the beach, first in flat white sheets,


then piling up into cloud-like banks!


Sometimes you gotta stop and feel the foam!


This egret was headed down to see the foam piling up… so we followed.


What at first seemed kinda gross ended up being, in the words of my 9 year old, “squishy, sticky and fun!”

Plus, it gave me a chance to practice my photography skills at high noon, something I haven’t been very comfortable with before now.


Since there are no August roses down here in this part of Florida, were feeling the foam instead.


I’m hoping I can hold onto this beachy mentality when we start school in a couple of weeks.  I hope to keep feeling the foam regularly!!