The last two weeks have been crazy busy for me. Doesn’t it seem like May is always busy with end-of-school-year events?
For me it started with organizing the end-of-year ArtFest at my daughter’s high school, then traveling to the Homeschool Conference in Long Beach with my boys, then the gymnastics team banquet, and now I’m cleaning out my closets for a neighborhood yard sale this Saturday. Soon I have to finish up my son’s transcript, and make travel arrangements to visit both the boys’ colleges this summer. And then there is work.
One of the problems with working from home is I am tempted to work all the time. There are so many things to do and projects to finish, that I have to force myself to stop. This is perhaps my last summer with all my kids at home and I really want to spend time with them having fun!
We want to go on a few paloozas into San Francisco, go hiking and mountain biking, and perhaps camping in the back yard. My oldest son and I like to stand-up paddleboard, and we all want to go floating on the Russian River. The big thing is to just step away from the computer and get outside more!
Wish me luck
On another note, I’m so happy to announce that Pat Farenga has reviewed my book Legendary Learning on his May 18th blog entry! Pat Farenga is the President of Holt Associates Inc. and publisher of the now retired “Growing Without Schooling” magazine. I was a devoted reader of that magazine when my kids were young, and I’m even more dedicated to the principles of child-directed learning after doing all the research for my book. If you are interested, please check out his blog.