The World is Noisy

Face it, this world is noisy. We have so many outlets in which to find more information these days. Remember the days of seeking knowledge on a subject, and going to the library to find it? Maybe eve...

Strength for the Journey

I’ve done the math and I’m just a little more than half way through my homeschooling career. I have 16 years under my belt and 13 more to go. I try not to think about it too hard, lest I suddenly fin...

Calling All Heroes

My dryer tumbles cotton, and I contemplate the nature of one of literature’s elusive character archetypes: the Hero. How do you define a hero? In ancient works such as The Odyssey, or Beowulf, heroes...

Tool Tangle

I love my Kitchen-aid mixer. It was a gift for my fortieth birthday and came with really useful attachments. Although the attachment I use the most is the beater blade, I often use the whisk and doug...

Having a Backup Plan

Wouldn’t it be great if everything worked according to your lesson plans?  Imagine having all the materials you need at your fingertips.  Picture your kids being motivated and cooperative for each an...