homeschooling

My Kids May Kill Me

I’ve been blogging for almost ten years. I’ve got Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. But I’d never tried making a a YouTube video, well, not counting all the videos of my kids saying and doing adorable things. During a recent hunt for curriculum reviews, I realized that videos are a faster and more interesting way to share information, especially about homeschooling. I’ve been homeschooling my five kids for 15 years. I have some tips that might be helpful. So, I thought I would give YouTube a shot.

Then I bounced the idea off my kids. I learned that they don’t really want a mom who is a YouTube star. And even more so, they don’t want a mom who is a YouTube “fail”. I told them they didn’t need to worry about the “star” part, but the “fail” is a strong possibility. I had let the idea go, when all of a sudden, I decided to for it!

If you’re interested, below is my first video about homeschooling. It’s about three minutes long, and it took me an hour to make.

I hope you like it. But if you don’t, please don’t tell my kids.

4 thoughts on “My Kids May Kill Me

  1. Great job on the video!!

    I’m still doing Abeka for reading. In fact I already have most of the books needed for up to 6th grade. Used book sales. However this year I have not been so strict about reading every story. In fact, we quit reading Swiss Family Robinson halfway through because I was the only one enjoying it. Maybe when she’s older she may like it better; if not, oh well. Not everyone can read can read every classic out there, so I’ve decided not to obsess over it. We also will skip stories. I’ve been doing Read Alouds quite a bit for over a year. LH, of course. And other books (Adventures with Waffles! Which you recommended! And I got the author’s second book which although not quite as good, was pretty good.). We are in the middle of The Long Winter. Gracie wanted to do These Happy Golden Years after Farmer Boy so we have done them a little out of order. I’m just happy she enjoys them at all though not to the extent I do!

    Question #1: In veering away from Abeka Readers, how do you decide which novel to pick for Matthew to read? So many choices, you know?

    Question #2: Are there any of the Abeka Readers (4th+) that are less profitable to read than others?

    Keep the videos coming! I like the length. I can’t just sit and watch long videos.

    On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 3:13 PM Valerie Write Now wrote:

    > Valerie Basham posted: “I’ve been blogging for almost ten years. I’ve got > Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. But I’d never tried making a a YouTube > video, well, not counting all the videos of my kids saying and doing > adorable things. During a recent hunt for curriculum reviews, I” >

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  2. You did great with the video! Homeschooling tips are always great to be able to pass along. I’m not married yet with any kids…but my sisters are and I was just telling one of them about a book called “Succeeding at Reading” by Keepers of the Faith to help one of her boys who is still struggling some with reading. I think he’s in 3rd grade, I’m not sure. I’m sure if you make more videos like these on homeschooling tips, they’d be appreciated by other moms out there! I used to help teach my younger brothers, so I know how much work there can be involved in it.

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouraging comment! I have not heard of that book but it sounds interesting. Children are all so unique and what works for one may not work for another. It’s a blessing to be able to find what fits for each one. Thank you, again, for taking the time to comment! I love making new friends.

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