What does it mean to pivot? Well, I think most of us remember the Friends episode where Ross is trying to move the couch up the stairs. "Pivot! Pivot! PIVOT!" But, all joking aside, what is a pivot? Why would you want to make a pivot, and how do you go about giving yourself permission to actually make that pivot. Pivot means a shift, or a change in direction. It is well … [Read more...] about How to Make a Pivot in the Middle of Your Homeschooling Year
There are affiliate links in this post. Thank you for supporting Townsend House! The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always one of my favorites. The busyness is over, the rest begins, and the light increases each day. It is also an amazing time to reflect, to plan ahead, to dream, to iron out “what’s next” in your life. We all put a lot of stock into the fact that … [Read more...] about January 1st is just another date on the Calendar
Planning for a new homeschool year is one of my favorite activities. You would think that all the planning would become monotonous, but it doesn’t. At least not to me! There is just something about the newness of the curriculum choices, and having the ability to make changes based on what didn’t work well last year. In Maine, the school year runs from July 1st through June … [Read more...] about How to Plan a New Homeschool Year – Creating Objectives
There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a purchase after clicking one of these links, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting Townsend House! When my husband and I decided that we were going to homeschool, the first thing that I wanted to know was what type of reporting we would be required to do…my daughter was 2 ½ at the time…I was definitely on … [Read more...] about What you Need to Assemble a Stellar Homeschool Portfolio
There are affiliate links in this post. That means if you click on one of these links, and make a subsequent purchase, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting Townsend House. When you think about your summers growing up, what do you think of? What about today? How do you plan to make this summer your Best Summer Ever? The long lazy days of summer, … [Read more...] about My Strategy for the Best Summer Ever
I have heard the term planning or personal retreat several times in the past couple of years. It always seemed like something that was not a right fit for me. Not because I didn’t want to participate in a weekend of personal introspection – I mean the idea of going to a hotel by myself for a weekend where I could just concentrate on all of the thoughts in my head without any … [Read more...] about What is a Planning Retreat and Why do I Need One?