De-schooling while we get set up


Our legal paperwork has been mailed and it is official. The schools know about our plans to homeschool and the kids are taking a break. We will be using the Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool Curriculum, but on a different schedule.

Instead of sitting down and doing work each day, I am getting their papers in order a week at a time and letting them work at their own pace, whether it be all in one day, or a little at a time throughout the week, that decision will be theirs. Obviously, the faster they get the core studies done, the faster they can get to their personal studies and play. Since unschooling doesn’t seem like much of an option in NY, this seems like the least restrictive way to get things done.

Tuesdays will be swim classes for all the kiddos at the Y, but the oldest 3 will also be able to take Art classes while the younger 3 are in swim. We got hooked up with a local homeschooling facebook group, and I look forward to meeting other families on Tuesday.

We’re looking forward to the change, but it definitely isn’t going to be easy.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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