It’s About Time!

There is, for sure, a certain irony to a post about time when you have not slowed down to update your blog in a number of weeks. Yet, I still like to think I have something to offer to the community about time management, and I was happy to share it with Andrea Jonelle of […]

Preparing Your Teen for College and Life

I have been away for a minute, but I also realize that there is no point in writing less it is inspired by what He has to say. So while I have worked on a post for almost a month now, He sent another word through a different voice. Please enjoy this interview with Jacqueline […]

Before You Buy any Books…

Curriculum. It is the bane of the new homeschool parent’s existence–the decision that would seemingly affect all other decisions, and the conversation piece that dominates the earliest discussions surrounding homeschooling. But there are other decisions that are, believe it or not, more critical than choosing curriculum, from my perspective. In fact, giving some thought to […]

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 […]

Choosing to Find the Good

I can remember our daughter starting her spring break (I should say “our” spring break given that I needed it as much as she did), when the community college announced they would take an extra week as a precautionary move against the spread of the virus. If memory serves, the word “pandemic” had yet to […]

Six Ways Homeschoolers Can Best Help During The Coronavirus Outbreak

And just like that, words like “corona” and phrases like “social distancing” became a part of our everyday lexicon. There is enough information–and even more misinformation–bandying about such that I will not try to re-educate anyone on what has happened in our country in a matter of weeks. But I must say, when school districts […]

Mom, It’s What You Do, Not Who You Are

February, an already short month, quickly became a blur as I took time to invest in myself–a rare, but necessary endeavor. After all, as much as I enjoy the feel of my superhero cape flying in the breeze, every now and then life shows me that I cannot juggle all the balls and juggle them […]

Black History Needs More Than a Month

We attend a predominately African-American church in the city–a large church located in the middle of the “hood,” a church with an eye for social justice and community uplift. Celebrating the contributions of people who look like us is a regular, integral portion of our time together. Yet as I grow older, I realize how […]

Why Peace is Important in Your Homeschool

In an earlier post, I talked about the ongoing impact of non-traditional entrants into the traditional homeschooling community. One dynamic I discussed is that there are more conferences that are specific to these non-traditional audiences, where mentorship is strongly encouraged and race, color, and ethnicity are relished as valuable attributions for teaching. I spoke to […]

The Fall/Winter Garden: A Lesson in Self-Care

When you live in an area with this kind of heat, there are few joys in being outside during the summer months. But then the cooler months arrive, and what becomes bitter cold to many is, in the words of Goldilock’s Baby Bear, just right…for the gardener, that is. Someone posed a question as to […]

3 Reasons I am Thankful for Homeschooling

My blog posts, or lack thereof, are perhaps reflective of what our lives have been as of late. Rather than offer an extended apology, I will simply trust that those who have been faithful subscribers all these years are still here, and the Lord is leading those who need encouragement to this little corner.  We began […]

How Homeschooling Can Heal

Yes, I am still here. Life has been extremely busy in the last few months, and blogging has taken the appropriate back seat to managing a home and all the associated caps that come with it. If we skip to the highlight reel, We survived Halloween (we’re not celebrators). Thank goodness it was unseasonably cold, […]