Being is the great explainer. ~ Henry David Thoreau When I tell people that I'm a homeschool mom, I'm sure most people think that I teach my boys everyday. But the truth is, they have been teaching me. They are the teachers, and I'm the pupil. They have taught me that you can be happy, … Continue reading What My Kids Have Taught Me
I am not much of an activist. You will not find me writing about politics and whom I think you should vote for or what I think you should believe in. I am not going to promote many causes on my blog except for treating your children respectfully and supporting their ideas, and I may … Continue reading I am not much of an activist
There are times I get super busy such as when family visits or all our play dates and appointments get clumped into one week. No matter how much I try to spread out our activities, I go through periods of non-stop excitement and then the welcome reprieve of being at home for a few days … Continue reading Homeschooling Is My Compass
I sometimes ask myself this question. There is no reward in blogging except for the infrequent but kind remarks left in the comments. There is even less reward in writing a newspaper column. (I will comment no further on that.) Sometimes I get tired of writing about myself because I wonder who really cares? There are … Continue reading Why Do I Blog?
Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on November 11, 2015. While I was running errands in Winder recently, someone asked me if homeschooling is hard. Since I was having a good day, I said, “Not really. Not if you like learning and don’t mind doing some research.” By that I meant that … Continue reading Is Homeschooling Hard?
I have been holding out on you. I have many photos I want to share under my Nature Watch tag. Many of them I took last spring when we went to Cloudland Canyon State Park on vacation. I just haven't had time to post them, but I'm going to remedy that. The photos on this … Continue reading Paying Attention to Mama
Note: This column appeared in the Barrow Journal on March 25, 2015. I hear a lot about clutter. It’s a buzzword for stay-at-home moms and probably any parent my age. Kids come with a lot of clutter, and shucks, if you’ve lived in the same place for long enough, you’ll accumulate plenty of clutter with … Continue reading Not All Clutter Is Equal
I’m trying to remember when I first discovered that I’m a nature girl at heart. I’m lucky because my parents loved to travel and spend time in nature. We weren’t exactly roughing it because they owned a big RV, but we traveled through many national parks, and my dad loved boating, so I’ve spent time … Continue reading The Joy of Salamanders and Other Natural Things
Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on May 21, 2014. In the late 90s, I worked for US Airways at the Athens Ben Epps Airport. Truly, it was the best job I ever had for two reasons – the varied work suited me, and most importantly, I worked with some awesome people. … Continue reading Robot Mom
If you'd like to learn more about me and my creative work, you can head over to Days With The Grays where I participated in a Creative Mothers interview. All the interviews in that series are inspiring to read! I hope you'll read them and then find the creative spark within yourself. You can do … Continue reading An Interview on Days With The Grays