• Three Questions:  Is it time to pull my kid out of school?

    Three Questions: Is it time to pull my kid out of school?

    This week I had a conversation with a parent who made the decision to pull her daughter out of a public middle school. After months of anxiety attacks and school absences due to other anxiety symptoms, the district began to notify the family that their daughter might not pass classes this semester if she continued… Read more

  • Recommendation: Playdough to Plato

    Recommendation: Playdough to Plato

    Check out this great website I found that had wonderful K-2 phonics centers. Easy to print for a classroom or for homeschooling. Read more

  • Christmas Countdown

    Christmas Countdown

    Filling up a heart is a good pause from filling up the mind. Read more

  • Making the Most of Moments

    Making the Most of Moments

    In the midst of the business I missed an opportunity to listen well. During the day, little moments added up to redeeming the time. Read more

  • Planning to be Flexible

    I’m the first to say, as an educator, I don’t like worksheets. Yet, as a homeschooling mom, I’ve learned that I do best when I have a workbook to keep me on track. With this as a spine, I allow myself to break off and do something else and plan for the ebb and flow… Read more

  • Classical Conversations Second Semester Payment

    I sent off my second semester payment for my 8th grader in Classical Conversations’ Challenge B. Her tutor is fantastic, so well prepared and has taught this level once before so this year, she really knows what these kids are doing. E is eager for the final project second semester, a mock trial. To prepare… Read more