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 […]