Our Last-Last Year: What 2020-2021 Looks Like

(My subtitle might be “if the Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise…)   In any case, here I am, back again.   I took the requisite time from writing in order to just…be, and to try and make sense of our non-sensical world.  Whatever I wrote during this time would sound shallow, or would […]

How to Make an Impact

If September was the month to back up a few yards and punt, then October was the month to hang on. Even with a week off, I still feel as if life happened in a blur. Perhaps, in fact, that week off was the problem: it took me out of my routine enough that I […]

Why Go to College (while still in High School)?

When I wrote my last post, I talked about expanding on my newfound love for community colleges. As I mentioned then, I once was blind, metaphorically speaking, but now I see. Dual enrollment—the idea of taking college-level courses as a secondary (high school) student and getting both high school and college level credit for those […]

Reading List for a Mom’s and Son’s Last Year Together

So…while I ponder my own reading list and my re-commitment to nighttime reading on my personal blog, I also thought that it’s not too early to begin thinking about what the children will read on next year—especially our son. Next year is a hybrid of our son’s senior year.   By “hybrid,” I mean that he […]

4 Must Haves for High School

I love to shop in August. As a parent who homeschools, I am tickled, for lack of a better word, by the marketing of everything as a “back to school” necessity. Towels, computers, small appliances, health and beauty items — a student’s trip back to school has to be the most marketed event right after Christmas and […]

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