I Continue

I’m here today. It’s been too long since I’ve sat down to do this, but I’m determine to post something today before we slide past jack-o-lanterns and candy corn and are met with thankfulness and turkey. During the hardest days, before understanding 2e and making the decision to homeschool, there were weeks where I blogged … Continue reading

Lucky September

It is hard to believe that September is about to slip by. We’re back to homeschooling most days of the week and we are building back our stamina…especially for those less desirable activities. We are deep in our U.S. history studies. As a history major myself, I have to admit much of what we are … Continue reading

Add the Spice

I went to visit my mother today. It’s obvious she’s feeling better because she was upset to hear that Dancing With the Stars begins tomorrow and her tiny television at the rehab center doesn’t get that channel. Well, it gets it, but the reception is terrible and it breaks up while you watch. A few … Continue reading

The Arrival of September

I blinked and it turned into September. Actually, that’s not true. I was just holding my breath through the month of August and was shocked at September’s arrival. If you are a regular reader, you know that my mother had a serious accident. That’s an understatement. She had a be-in-a-trauma-hospital-for-thirty-five-days-and-almost-die-a-couple-of-times-accident. August was dreadful except for the … Continue reading

Summer Limbo

When you’re a teacher, this time of year means your summer is almost over. Your mind shifts to classroom set up and furniture configuration. You focus on research and strategies instead of  beach reads and swimming. Some teachers I know, thought about school throughout the summer months. They search Pinterest for science notebooking ideas instead … Continue reading

Mother of an Update

I’m sure I’m not the only one to learn while on vacation, that your mother has been in a life-threatening accident. Actually, I know for a fact I’m not because my sister’s family was out-of-state on vacation and got the same horrific news. An unbelievable accident. We knew she was a fighter. We expected that … Continue reading


It’s been almost a week since my mother’s accident. When we came in from the beach and all those messages came through our phone, everything else stopped. We didn’t know the details, the severity, the whole story of what happened. I think I’m glad about that. We wouldn’t have waited until it was light if … Continue reading

Sweet and Sour Weekend

At the last-minute, we decided to head to the ocean for a few days. We packed up the dogs and family and headed our Subaru to a rental property that we enjoy. We traveled about three hours which is really the farthest we go these days. An impatient kid and a geriatric terrier limits our … Continue reading

I Was Learning

I did something this weekend that was just for me. Actually, I’m hoping that it will help my family too…but I did this for me. For twenty-plus years, I’ve shared the importance of life-long learning to children. I’ve told my students to challenge themselves and keep gaining information. Everyone says this, but do they do … Continue reading

Science Stretch

I have a recent picture of my son as the background for my phone. He has the sweetest smile and calmness in his eyes. There’s a contentment that took a long time to return. He doesn’t show this side of him all the  time or with everyone. When I see it, it confirms that we’re … Continue reading