I just finished watching a brief documentary filmmaker Michael Moore did comparing our American public school system with Finland’s system. Before watching this video, I was not at all familiar with Finland’s educational system. As I watched the video I kept hearing myself say, “That’s right! Yes! That makes sense!” Before coming home to teach… Continue reading What Homeschoolers Can Learn From Michael Moore & Finland
The last few weeks have been painful for our country. Day by day, it seems the nation is getting more and more divided — which in turn creates more and more fear. Today’s eclipse did something that we desperately needed, it got us all on the same page. It dominated the conversation and new’ s… Continue reading Something Positive to Unite Around
Hi, God. What an awesome day you made today. The raindrops fed all the flowers, and the puddles are perfect for jumping in. Thanks for shady trees and yoyo strings. Thanks for giving us elbows so we could bend our arms in so many ways. How do you think of such cool things, Lord?… Continue reading Five Pointers for Praying With Kids
So thankful for this article today as I can relate to everything shared. I am trying to be more intentional about focusing on the bigger picture – with my children and myself – rather than the smaller one. Prayer for me has been key to helping adjust my sights and perspectives. When I take the… Continue reading He’s Building a Cathedral — A Homeschool Mom
When I saw the title of this article I knew I needed to read it — and I am glad I did! Most of my friends are educators working as leaders in public and charter schools. A few of them have even started their own schools. All are seriously committed to the awesome task of… Continue reading Americans are rejecting the ‘homeschool myth’ — and experts say the misunderstood education might be better than public or charter schools
Over the years, my husband and I have found ourselves in a love / hate relationship with playdough. We love the fact that it keeps our girls occupied for hours but we simply hate the mess! What it does to carpet is simply downright abusive, I mean really! So Khari and I instituted a rule–a… Continue reading Model Magic: I’m Back In Love!
My morning ritual often starts with a struggle—a battle between Mind and Body. Each one very clear about what they think is best and each one extremely persuasive. Body reminds me how tired I am and how very good it simply feels to just be…lay in bed and simply be… Mind jumps in and reminds… Continue reading 5 Lessons I Learned as a Backstage Mom: My Hopes for Homeschooling in 2017