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The Spiritual Consequences of Summer

The Spiritual Consequences of Summer

Yellow buses, backpacks, new notebooks. Although it’s not quite the same for us homeschoolers, August/September ends up being “back to school” for us, too. Yes, we “do school” throughout the summer some, but not nearly as intensely or consistently, so the re-start-up is often a bit rocky. Or a lot. Like, whining and complaining non-stop. […]

3 Second Salisbury Steak Thank Yous

3 Second Salisbury Steak Thank Yous

Thank Yous and Salisbury Steak It’s an idea I got from my sister, who got it from the amazing Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. One of the “Essential 55” rules used by award-winning educator Ron Clark to “take apathetic students and transform them into award-winning scholars” is this: “Always say thank you when someone […]

An Inspiration…Not

An Inspiration…Not

I feel the need to put something to rest. It never came up, really, before Dominic, but now it’s like a thing, and I feel like I can’t keep blogging without addressing it. It’s when people tell me that I’m “an inspiration”. Or that they admire me. Or some version of that same sentiment. Eeeek. […]

The Amazing Power of Snow

The Amazing Power of Snow

It got the whole family atwitter…the news that we’d be getting 4-6 inches of snow! And when it came, as it normally does, it took center stage. Have you ever noticed how much power snow has? Kids get out of school. Parents get off from work. Children get up extra early with excitement. Stores close. […]

A Big Task Girl in a Small Kingdom World

A Big Task Girl in a Small Kingdom World

I am a big task kind of gal. Seriously. I’d much rather put together a huge training on how to work with at-risk kids than make a meal. I’d rather redecorate an entire room than clean out a closet. I’d rather write a series on same sex marriage than call someone back to return a […]