We’re Being Watched, Warts and All

While working on a business project, I shared what felt like an epiphany with a friend and accountability partner: “What if all of this (meaning the business) was for her (my oldest daughter) and not for me?”   It occurred to me in that same moment that, while David’s heart was to build a temple for […]

 When You Need a Break…(Just Take It!)

It seems like the public school system is almost constantly under fire, and I am amazed at how with each new Presidential administration comes a new and markedly different solution to identified problems.  I cannot help but think that some part of the problem is the insistence of making our most precious resource—the next generation—the […]

With Beauty and Grace (a dancer’s photo shoot)

 ‘Then our sons in their youth     will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars     carved to adorn a palace.’ Psalm 144:12, NIV           photos are not to be reprinted, copied, or used in any way without permission

How Planners Can Change Your (Homeschool) Life

“Holding thoughts in your head is like trying to grasp water.”  Ryder Carroll   There are tons of memes that mock all the collections of a homeschooling family: insects, feathers, animals of all kinds, eggs, markers, beans—and those are the “tamer” sets of would-be science and math knick knacks.   I don’t know that I’ve seen a […]

What Black History Teaches Us About God (part 2)

From my last post (part 1 on this same subject), I voiced how intriguing I thought this question was, among all the questions that are asked about this month: “What does black history teach us about God?” Though not an all-inclusive list, I envisioned myself sitting with tea in hand, relaxing on a comfy couch, […]

What Black History Teaches Us About God (part 1)

I am often intrigued by the responses of people regarding our celebration of what is commonly called Black History Month.  It speaks to how much race is still core to who we are as Americans; it also speaks to how fragile we can be on this same subject.  Perhaps we simply confuse discussions of race […]

Making “Connections” (Our New Podcast Series)

Almost one year ago, we introduced our “Connections” podcast series as a way of teaching short, meaningful history lessons to families who might just want “a little taste” of black history moments from which to grow.  During this Black History month, be sure to check out 1 or more of these podcasts; they might just […]

The Homeschool Co-op: Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em

In my last post, I talked about some of the rites of passage, as I call them, of a homeschooling journey.  Those rites include buying misfit curriculum, sharing “the decision” with family and friends, and joining some sort of network or co-op.  Like the commercial says, it’s what we do.  To be sure, there are […]

Catching the Spirit of This Thing

Years ago, I wrote a post for another website entitled, “5 Common Mistakes [Homeschoolers Mistake],”focusing on those gaffes that become major stumbling blocks in the early days–and sometimes in the not-so-early days.  My post addressed a number of mental and emotional pitfalls that trap homeschooling moms and cause us to forfeit the journey before we see […]

A New Year, A Great Big THANK YOU

I chose to take a break from social media for a week to quiet myself from all the noise.  I simply want to hear clearly from the Father with as few interruptions as possible.    With a quiet spirit, I have been able to enter that point of introvert heaven, aka a time of reflection.  It […]

What to Consider When Your First Day of Homeschooling is in January

When we became home educators, there was a number of nuggets, i.e., bits of timeless wisdom, that we were blessed to receive very early on in our transition.   One of those nuggets was that if your child was in a traditional school environment, it would take about a year for them to “deprogram,” so to […]

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