It's Valentine's Day. Love is in the air. Even my cat is anxious for a boyfriend, and driving me crazy. Roses are being delivered to homes, places of work, schools, and hospitals. Candy is being consumed by the boxes. Adults who outgrew stuffed animals years ago are suddenly swooning over the large bear that was … Continue reading The Goal
With homeschooling, there is a pressure to be perfect. As a former public school teacher, I can honestly say that I have more pressure now than I did when I taught in my classroom. Maybe not more pressure, but a different kind of pressure. When you homeschool, everyone has an opinion. Everyone. Some people are … Continue reading Imperfection
Every superhero needs a sidekick and we all know that homeschool families are made up of superheroes. They may not run into burning buildings, but they give of themselves every day to ensure that their children are getting the best possible education that they can. There is no leaving work for the day. It is … Continue reading A Review of SchoolhouseTeachers.com
Yesterday, our sermon at church was about Mark 4:35-41. This is the story of Jesus calming the storm. I have heard this story a million times. I have seen various art works depicting this scene. Despite seeing and hearing this story, I never really gave a lot of thought to the specifics of this story, … Continue reading The Storm
This story was charming. The story line was a roller coaster of events, each helping to shape and mold Lettie into the person she was. While I personally would have rather had some of the story lines developed more, I can understand the appeal of this story to a reader. This story left a lot … Continue reading Reading Roundup: “Going Home”
My life has been a whirlwind lately. There are days that I feel as if I am torn in a hundred directions. There are days that I just feel like I am not enough. Do you ever have those days? Of course you do. It is human nature. When I first started this blog, I … Continue reading Enough.
November 30, 1864 proved to be a bloody night for Franklin, Tennesee. The battle that took place that night all but decimates the Confederacy. Thousands of men have died, and the Carnton mansion has been turned into a makeshift hospital to help the wounded. Captain Roland Ward Jones is one of the wounded. His injuries … Continue reading Reading Roundup: With This Pledge