When the mood swings of tweendom are hard to watch…

September 4, 2013
mood swings of tweens

Giving myself a pep talk today…..,maybe you need one too. Five 11-year-old girls. Every summer week for three years they gather in my familiar, if stained, living room, and soak in the safety and comfort of real friends. They laugh. They compete. They create. They fight. We talk scripture, bras, mean girls, love, icky brothers, […]

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Homeschool trends and facts

August 19, 2013
Homeschooled: How American Homeschoolers Measure Up

Tomorrow I am back. And Amber will be here Wednesday. And I am excited to chat with you again. Until then, I saw this info graph and wanted to share–since we start up homeschool again on Wednesday, I thought you might enjoy these stats and background. Know, deep down, I believe schooling is a choice each […]

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Private, Public, Home? How does a family choose?

April 1, 2013
Private, public or homeschool?

Dear Friends, It’s been a while, but I have a few mentor mom posts for you in the next weeks. First, welcome back Pam from An Artful Mom. She’s tackling the issue of school choice with grace today. Her kids are 18 and 22 now so she has the perspective of time on her side. […]

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Our first months of homeschool and our learning spaces

November 8, 2012
First time homeschooling

Lack of time and energy have made blogging hard lately. I don’t know how to educate my children at home, manage the house, and blog at the same time. The rare moment of alone time is filled with calling an adult to talk. I still write in my head some, still imagine what areas you […]

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When your own abilities are not enough

August 31, 2012
Blog about raising girls

For three years both girls went away for the day when school started. The first year, I struggled with how to spend my time. A whole seven hours without kids was luxurious and confusing. I adjusted. I loved it. Now we’re home–to stay. Knowing how much I would sacrifice in time and friendships, I knew […]

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