I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day (weekend)!
We sure did!
Friday during the day, I volunteered at a charity golf tournament and came home to TWO sets of flowers (one from my mom and Paul and one from Eric).
I also got handmade cards from the girls. Emma even wrote “Mom.”
When I was growing up, kids who were homeschooled were always labeled as “weird” or un-socialized.
I think the mentality of that has changed so much since then. There are so many more families choosing to homeschool their children. And there are so many more resources available. I even have a Pinterest board for Homeschool Preschool now!
When I first started thinking about homeschooling, I had no idea where to start or what to do.
I had a friend of mine who told me about HIPPY. It stands for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) and it’s a state-funded program (free for parents!).
Every week, we have a HIPPY coordinator come to our house and give us a “packet” to complete with Literacy, Math, Motor Skills and more.
I’m one of those SUPER rare Florida residents who is ACTUALLY Florida-born. Born and raised!
Even with being here for 30+ years, there were some things I had NEVER done (crazy, right?!).
So, I made a bucket list 😉
And this year, we’ve crossed quite a few off the list.
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