Here is to an Abundant and Fruitful New Year!

Citrus, juicer, chapagne flutes and bottle of champagne. Happy New Year LisaNalbone.com
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Please shareHappy New Year to You and Yours!  Here is a look at just a few of the things I am thankful for as we begin 2015. Bountiful and green kale, mini-cukes, and lemon from the garden. Bracing!     Meyer lemons, tangelos, mandarins and blood oranges make the New Year bright.     A […]

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How do you raise a reader?

How to raise a Reader? lisaNalbone.com
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Please shareSome parents have asked me how I got Dale to love reading, how did we end up raising a reader?  Looking back, I see that what really made the difference was sharing a love of reading  that began long before thinking about teaching him to read. I  vividly remember those dreary rainy days when […]

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How do you raise a writer? Make writing meaningful and fun.

How do you raise a writer? Make writing real, meaningful and fun. LisaNalbone.com
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Please shareHere is a recent question from a homeschooling mom of a 6 and 8 year old. “ I think I have the other subjects figured out, but how do I work on writing? They really don’t like writing.” My take: First: Relax and make writing meaningful and fun! At these ages all you really […]

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10 Attitudes to Spread the Love of Learning

10 Attitudes to Spread the Love of llearning at www.LisaNalbone.com
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Please share  Even when you choose to unschool, as a parent you will have moments when you are the teacher. Don’t worry if you don’t have a teaching credential. The critical elements that make a great teacher are often not taught in college, nor are they required to earn a teaching credential. So, you may […]

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Why We Dared Leaving the System to Leap into Learning Beyond School

Why did we dare to leave the system and leap into learningbeyond school at LisaNalbone.com?
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Please shareWhy did we start homeschooling?  What kicked us over the edge of fear into being willing to try something different? To go against the grain? It wasn’t just one thing. (It never is, is it?) Of course, there was the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back,” but if I only cite the straw, […]

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