The Grass isn’t Greener

I heard a quote recently that made me smile: “The grass on the other side of the fence might be greener but it still has to be mowed!” I love this! It sums up a…

What Every Parent Wants to Hear

As parents we often question the decisions we make. Homeschooling has been a pretty epic example of this in action. From the hours we spent debating, praying, and wondering about whether we could, would, should…

What we’re NOT doing

Lots of people have been asking me what we’ve been doing lately and how the homeschooling is going. While I blogged a few weeks ago about how I really thought it was too soon to…

Day 1 down . . . 179 to go!

Day 1 is down. I’m trying to take it all in stride – especially the part where I asked my young students what their favorite part of the day was. Two of them answered with…

It’s all about the clothes, anyway!

So the night before our “back-to-school” day, there were some discussions about what outfits the kids would choose for their first day. Everyone knows that school itself is irrelevant, because the outfit is what matters…

The parable of the talents, sort of…

“Dad, I don’t know why or how, but sometimes I can just draw things really well” said the red head. “That’s because drawing is one of your talents” dad responded. “My talents?” she asked. The…