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 […]

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, […]

Pearls from New Places

A dear friend sent a gift with an enclosed note, saying, in part, “God…is holding tightly to this family. You are literally advancing and changing the color of homeschooling. It excites me so much…” I, too, am excited about what I see in the homeschooling community. I am excited that African-American homeschooling families are currently […]

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 […]

“We Homeschool, Too” Series: When Dad is in Charge

My “We Homeschool, Too” series featuring families who homeschool in a non-traditional environment (i.e., something other than a 2-parent home where mom is the primary educator) will, unfortunately, fall short of the initial vision. It’s okay; people get busy and have other priorities. In the meantime, you can see the previous posts using these links: […]