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Slowly and Carefully

Last week was a crazy week. It was filled with gluten and sugar and record-breaking heat. It was wrapped up in birthday presents and race car birthday parties and more than usual video gaming. It was surrounded with friends and relatives and irregular schedules and way more “yes” than “no” and… And because of all … Continue reading

Cautiously Optimistic

I thought long and hard before I hit “publish” on this one because typically, posts like this end up biting me in the behind! I’m crossing my fingers, knocking on wood, and throwing salt over my shoulder but the truth is…things are feeling good today. My son and I had a very grown up discussion … Continue reading

Dude? School in the Summer?!

For some time now, my son has enjoyed playing video games with internet friends. One particular friend usually comes on-line to play around 3:00 our time which is 6:00 his time. This week, we were surprised to see him online around 1:00 our time. When my son asked how he could be online, I heard … Continue reading

It’s Too Hot!

We just concluded our first hot weekend of the summer…well, not officially summer-but it had all the makings of a real summer weekend. Unlike many sun seekers, we avoid the sun when it gets past 78 degrees. Instead of heading to the river or the water park, we crank up our AC and stay inside, … Continue reading

Reflection of a Homeschooler

As the school year ends for most families, I see more and more homeschooling families sharing what they plan to add or change for their next year’s work. Several said that they reflected with their children about the good, the bad & the boring so they could make improvements and raise the interest level in … Continue reading

High Tech Support

For the last couple of years, we have been looking for coaches, teachers, mentors for my son. This desire increased when we started our homeschooling journey. Many people are too busy to mentor. They are hard to locate and once you find them, it’s hard to have carry through. It’s a bit like that commercial … Continue reading


While many families headed to campsites or mountain retreats, we decided to stay close to home this weekend. We learned about the meaning  of Memorial Day and watched a documentary about the history of guns and their impact on various wars. We researched the proper way to dispose of a tattered American flag and found … Continue reading

Summer School

With Memorial Day Weekend just days away, families can see the end of school finish line in the not so far off distance. They are counting the number of “get ups” until they won’t have to wake early and immediately begin the morning dress, breakfast, run out the door race. They are celebrating the end … Continue reading


Being that this is Teacher Appreciation Week and it concludes with Mother’s Day on Sunday, this should be the mother of all weeks for us homeschooling mamas! It should be but… I don’t have a pedicure scheduled and I’m pretty sure that I won’t be excused of my regular homeschooling mama duties. Honestly, I’m okay … Continue reading

Is It Too Much?

The other morning, my son told me something important without ever speaking a word. It was early and I heard him calling for me to come to his room. I grabbed my glasses and my phone and walked into his room. I sat down in a chair near his bed and put my phone on … Continue reading