How it feels to be on a charter school waiting list

UPDATE: Great Hearts Monte Vista has added a second section of 9th grade (February 28, 2014) Last week, I went to the public lottery for Great Hearts Monte Vista. (Here’s my earlier post about pre-lottery stress.) What happened? Short version: F.T. drew… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Create the school you want: Homeschooling

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Last night’s fortune cookie said, “Don’t pursue happiness—create it.” How timely. My friends and I are stressing out about charter school lotteries, as discussed in yesterday’s post. We are making backup plans and talking about… Continue Reading

"Don’t dwell on it": Stressing about the lottery, and making backup plans

Stressing about the lottery | San Antonio Charter Moms

“I try not to dwell on it,” I said. “Yes, that’s probably for the best, don’t dwell on it.” That’s a conversation I had before the holidays, when I was visiting with a Great Hearts Texas staff member, and I… Continue Reading

[Best of 2013] Guest blogging, because "it's so much more friendly with two"

As Piglet says in Winnie the Pooh, “It’s so much more friendly with two.” Likewise, guest blogging builds relationships, grows audiences, stimulates ideas, and is just so much friendlier. In 2013, I published one post from a young guest blogger,… Continue Reading

[GHF Blog Hop] Homeschooling my gifted/2e son for one month so far

This month, I am contributing to the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum Blog Hop on “Homeschooling a gifted/2e kid.”   This is a blog about charter schools . . . so why am I writing a post about homeschooling? Life is full of… Continue Reading

“How to Homeschool” online workshop June 3-7 with Pamela Price

Have you been thinking about homeschooling as an alternative to public school education? Are you on the fence, but want to learn more? Pamela Price, author of a forthcoming book about how to work and homeschool, and blogger at Red,… Continue Reading