In 2012 I worked harder than possibly any other year of my life, and my sad reading statistics reflect it. I track the books I have read in Goodreads, and sorting my list by date makes it painfully obvious how poorly I did in 2012 (relatively speaking).
Let's get it out of the way right up front, just as the author does: yes, his last name is Almond. And he's writing about candy. And yes, he has heard a lot of "Almond Joy" jokes in his lifetime. And yes, they have gotten quite stale.
Each year my daughter gets together with her two best friends, also homeschoolers, to have a Christmas party. My youngest daughter attends our local special services school and gets a Christmas party every year so why shouldn't my homeschooled daughter?
I like to add projects to the homeschool curriculum that I purchase. That is one of the freedoms I enjoy as a homeschooling parent. Recently, I started my daughter on The Secret Garden book project. I didn't think much of it, but this past week another homeschooling parent found out I was doing it and wanted the information so that she could do it with her daughter.