playing hooky : my writing internet vacation

I've been writing a weekly column for my newspaper for nearly four years now (wow!), and for the first time, I've decided to take a break. I'm going to extend that vacation to blogging and social media as well. Good-bye, Internet....for a week or two. Meanwhile, if you'd like some reading material, here are some … Continue reading playing hooky : my writing internet vacation

Embracing the Chaos

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on April 17, 2013. One day when I was pregnant with my first child, I stepped into the entryway of a neighbor’s home. She homeschooled her children, and, in fact, she’s the person I learned about homeschooling from, but at the time, I wasn’t considering homeschooling. I hadn’t … Continue reading Embracing the Chaos

The Little Projects: Project-based Homeschooling

{A.K.A. I don't plan any crafts in this house.} {In between projects} {Exploring mediums} I've written about what I've considered our "project-based homeschooling" in terms of long projects in which my son learned about a specific topic and also spent some considerable time constructing something, such as in Building the Titanic and Rockets and the Benefits of … Continue reading The Little Projects: Project-based Homeschooling

Inspire Kids: Coastal Plains Herper

My six-year-old and I are almost finished with his snake book. I'll write about it when we're finished, but in short, it's a 3-ring binder "book" we started nearly two years ago because snakes are my son's passion. At least, he tells me he wants to learn about snakes and that he's going to study … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Coastal Plains Herper

Mr. Rogers Is My Hero

  Note: This column was published in Barrow Journal on April 3, 2013. We just passed what would have been Fred McFeely Roger’s 85th birthday. If you are like me, you remember him as “Mr. Rogers,” and you couldn’t wait to visit him everyday in his friendly television neighborhood.  Recently I discovered that I could share my … Continue reading Mr. Rogers Is My Hero