Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bloggers' Block Continues...

This is quite likely the worst case of it that I've had so far. I believe in blogging without obligation but still, I've often felt blogging is my one true escape from the humdrum happenings of my life. Now, I don't even feel like blogging anymore. I feel as if I've talked to death about curriculum changes and new-semester planning and wondering how else to balance and challenge the kiddo's learning.

I could always talk about something other than homeschooling and book reviews, I suppose. What would you like to know dear reader? If you've been following Funschooling, what draws you to this blog? I'd love suggestions! :)

Till next time, here are some pictures from our Thanksgiving weekend:

Kiddo learned about mulled cider and immediately
decided to make some of his own.

Happiness is a cheery set of mugs
to greet me each morning.
A lovely gift from my pal, SK. Thanks SK!
Math manipulatives are always age-appropriate in our home.

Kiddo helps clean up the yard.


  1. My kids are a few years younger than Kiddo, so I like reading your blog to gather ideas for the next year or two ... fun resources that he has enjoyed, and that you haven't considered a waste of time. I like your various pages that are bookmarked at the top of the blog.

    Don't stress if you don't write all the time. Be natural, be yourself, write about whatever you like when the inspiration hits. Chances are someone will benefit from your perspective and experience. All the best, thanks for letting me visit :)

  2. I go to differnt blogs for different things: educational philosophies, hands-on ideas for activities, self-education, general homeschool/educational observations (at home or in the media, or anywhere).

    I suppose blogging is a way to reach out and share to the wider world our experiences and observations (in my case, at least), so it shouldn't feel like an obligation otherwise it'll become a totaly dread.

    If nothing leaps out at you in terms of ideas, taking a break might do the trick, just like a sabbatical from work! :-)

    Good luck. Hope you find your insirpiration to write again. It's been lots of fun to share your journey so far!

  3. I forget how I initially found your blog, but I was really glad I did. As a mom to a gifted 10 year-old only child (in my case, daughter), but newer to homeschooling (this is our second year) I have needed your example of more child interest led learning. It was hard for me to let go of the structure of rigid curriculum but you have led me to some really great curriculum/books/resources for my daughter.

    And I can relate to any burn-out that comes from trying to feed a bright flame like a gifted child's mind. Trying to keep myself from losing any remaining shred of my own identity, creativity and interests in the process has been my challenge.

    Just wanted to let you know that you are one of my favorite homeschooling blogs!

  4. Do you feel like blogging more about some of the activities you do? Classes, trips out etc? Even non-homeschooling related :)

  5. You guys are the best. :) And so sweet. I'm so grateful for your comments. I'll keep experimenting with stuff to write about and if I can't, will just take a break! :)

  6. Well I have no advice. I am in the exact same place, and I was thinking today that maybe I just have nothing left to say about homeschooling.I do enjoy reading other blogs though, and I look forward to all your posts.

    I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday. Thanks for always stopping by my blog and commenting.

  7. As others have said - I come here to see what your kiddo has loved. My son seems to have a similar sensibility - several resources I've found here have become big hits at my house. I also love hearing about letting him lead more, and the newer stuff about stepping towards more independence is great for me, too. I'm working hard to get Emmett to do his math mostly independent from me.

    I read your blog in a feed reader, so you can post as infrequently as you like and I'll always get the posts. :)

  8. Thanks for the encouragement, Jill and Stephanie. It means a lot to me. :)


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