Our family is made up of my husband J (Vegan Papa), me (Danica, aka Vegan Mama), two awesome sons B (Star Wars Lad, aka SWL) and G (Lego Lad, aka LL), a dog named Chuck and a cat named Gryphon. J and I have been married for 16 years now. I’m not big on grade levels, but Star Wars Lad (11 yrs old) would be in the 6th grade and Lego Lad (9 yrs old) would be in 4th grade for the 2013-2043 school year. We always use any teaching moments that come up so they tend to get “ahead” of where they would be. One of the best things about homeschooling is not being stuck where your peers are!!
We are pretty eclectic homeschoolers. If something works, it works! Just because it doesn’t fit into a label doesn’t mean it should be tossed aside. We do like The Well-Trained Mind (Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer) and a lot of what they recommend because it does work for us. When SWL was little there were a lot of Montessori materials around and he loved them. LL was really not interested so they have gone by the wayside, so to speak. LL is mostly into Legos. Any way that I can make a Lego activity fit into our day…I do. LOL!
We’re vegan, so we do not eat any animal products. No dairy (milk, cheese, butter, etc), no meat, no eggs. It is awesome how much better we all feel after having ditched these things from our diet! This is an extremely important topic to us, so I am sure it’s going to come up from time to time.
That’s about it! If I get slack on the posts please feel free to give me a virtual kick in the tush. I need it sometimes.
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