Firebird (our son’s college dance debut)

When your then 5-year-old son tinkers with the idea of dance classes, you never know where it might go.   You wrestle with your own stereotypes of what should interest a little boy, you do your best to protect him from the girls’ taunting that, unfortunately, is the sinful nature of children, and you hope […]

2016 Dance Recital–A Year of Firsts (and Lasts)

In the wake of all that has happened in this last week, I’d be lying if I said that I am posting without mixed emotions.   Like any proud parent, I rejoice at the accomplishments of  our children, and dance recitals for me are almost magical–the lights and staging, the performances, and the chance for […]

Successful Homeschooling: Your Husband Has a Vision, Too

5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6 “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” 7 Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” 8 The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will […]

On a Mission (or two) in San Antonio, Texas

I know what you are thinking–no, not that type of mission. I mentioned on my other blog that a Thanksgiving weekend road/ field/ edu-fun trip seems to be becoming a family tradition for us.   A series of now-comic mishaps with a local co-op found us on a one-family field trip in Waco, TX, on […]

A New Start, A New Year, An Old Lesson

If there is one constant in life, it’s change.  So, it should be no surprise that after a certain amount of pride in my planning and other preparation for the best homeschool year ever (at least, since last year), we started it in a very different place this year–Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.         […]

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