January 19, 2013

Can’t Wait for School to Start?

So, today, after over a month of a house full of company, I was talking to the kids about how ready I was to get back on schedule and start school again. My daughter, Virginia Grace, said, “Mommy, you sound like that song in ‘White Christmas’ where they sing, ‘And mom and dad can’t wait for school to start again…’”

Me: Grace, what do you think they mean when they sing that?

Grace: The parents are excited about their kids learning.

Um. Yeah. …

August 30, 2010

Consider Homeschooling…

June 21, 2008

Maniacs, Pharisees, and The Rest of Us

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” George Carlin

George Carlin may have been onto something when he made this statement. Even many Christians are guilty of using this type of illogic. Christian-ese for this quote might be:

“Anybody living a life that appears more “holy” than …

April 14, 2008

Learning Disability or Gift?

Time and time again we see evidence of the beautiful gifts and amazing talents God has given to those who are labeled with various “learning disabilities.” Our daughter, Abigail, probably would have been considered “different” by many in the public school system. Perhaps we would have been instructed to medicate her; or maybe she would have grown up feeling like something was “wrong” with her. But …

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March 27, 2008

Learn the Catechism!


In our church, we are memorizing the Westminster Shorter Catechism together (ok – my children are doing a MUCH better job than I am). You’ll see this new widget in my sidebar, created by Every Good Path. Thanks, Mark! You can either put this wonderful tool on your own blog or website, or visit mine to read the weekly question and answer.

I encourage …

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March 17, 2008

Organizing Your Homeschool

My friend, Marilyn Rockett, wrote a very helpful book that I highly recommend. Homeschooling at the Speed of Life helps to equip the busy or overwhelmed homeschool mom with a new “helper” around the house: organization. By viewing organization as your servant, rather than your task master, you will save time, stress, and peace of mind. By gleaning from Marilyn’s many years of …

February 26, 2008

Excerpt from “Weary Women”


One of my readers pointed out to me in the comments section that there may be ladies who misunderstood the point of this post, so I’ve decided to remove the old post and instead include a segment from Chapter 4 of Passionate Housewives called “Weary Women.”
I want everyone to understand that …

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February 22, 2008

This Little Light of Mine…

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
I’m starting a new discussion that was sparked from the post, Another Reason to …

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February 14, 2008

Another Reason to Homeschool…

Third grade boy wants to be a girl…

Diversity issue?

March 2, 2007

Silent Glory

Homeschooling has brought me to a richer understanding of how deeply God’s plan for the Church involves families. A properly functioning Christian household stands as a light in a dark world, a burning torch lifted high, drawing those who are perishing to Christ.

Yes, math is important in many ways. Grammar can give order and shape to the words we have to say on His …

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