It’s School Time.

School is almost upon us for the year. That means it is high time to look at your school choices. Especially if you are unhappy with your collective school, you need to think about slipping out of that situation and readying yourself and your children for schooling at home.  I hope you’ve spent quality timeContinue reading “It’s School Time.”

The Blessings of Habit–Part 1

Do Your Kids Have Habitual Blessings? “Hey! Turn that back on!” I heard from the hallway one day. It had happened again. We have taught our children, from the time they were young, to turn off lights as they leave a room. Someone had turned out the light while there was someone still in that room.Continue reading “The Blessings of Habit–Part 1”

What a Rush!

3/14/14 – Reposting this to honor the man. This is not about speed. It’s about that rush I get when I teach. Sometimes I say my bones are aching and it helps if I teach. Ever feel that way? I think it’s maybe being part of the Creation process. When I see the lightbulb comingContinue reading “What a Rush!”

Overheard: Filling Your Bucket

The preacher said: Let’s think about a bucket, some rocks, and some sand. Let’s say the rocks illustrate our priorities, our bucket list, and the bucket represents our life. The sand represents all of the other things in life that we have to do. What happens if we put the sand in the bucket first?Continue reading “Overheard: Filling Your Bucket”

All Children Home School: A True Story

Once, a dear friend was explaining to me how the State school experience was better, and how her children were receiving the best education available. Have you ever noticed how State institution school parents think they must educate us to this “fact” and we must bear it patiently, but the reverse seldom holds? She was strivingContinue reading “All Children Home School: A True Story”

Two Down, Four to Go!

Today is laundry day. Two loads done and oh, so much, left to go. Today is possibly a tutoring day. Today is the day I had hoped to begin sewing for the fall festival. Today is the day I must begin advertising for the fall festival. Today is the day I need to make manyContinue reading “Two Down, Four to Go!”

Kinds of Babies

Our firstborn son was bookish. From an early age, he could “read” himself to sleep. (They were pre-school picture books.) He loved lining toys in rows and dressing like and imitating his daddy. He was a visual learner. My friend had two boys who disliked reading, although they loved a good story and she couldContinue reading “Kinds of Babies”