Finish Strong

It’s that time of year again. We are all but finished—with only a few weeks standing between us and the end of our homeschooling year. However, if you are like me, you may feel more like a bruised up...

The Resistant Reader

To say that I love to read would be an understatement.  Some people collect art.  Others collect shoes.  As for me, I have a deep-seated conviction that I can never have too many good books.  New boo...

Funny or Die (trying)

Years ago, a primitive family from back in the hills came in for a visit to the big city. They went into a mall for the very first time in their lives. The father and son went strolling through the h...

Thinking for Yourself

It is so easy as parents to become preoccupied with comparisons. It starts when our children are little and we sit with other mothers in a play group and discuss milestones our children have or haven...

Homeschooling’s Greatest Enemy

What do you think about when you hear this title, “Homeschooling’s Greatest Enemy”? Is it the government, the socialization myth, common core, standardized testing, or maybe skeptical family members ...

Before My Feet Hit the Floor

Let’s face it—the exuberance of the new school year has passed, the excitement of the holidays are over—the chill of winter has set in, and we are often left tired and weary. While we love our role a...