Twenty years ago I traveled through India for three weeks, so when I heard Dena Moes interviewed about her family's eight month pilgrimage to India, I knew I wanted to read her travel memoir about that journey, The Buddha Sat Right Here. I thought it would be a fun to "see" India again through someone else's eyes, … Continue reading Book: The Buddha Sat Right Here
I hesitate to share a post like this because it reveals so much. In this case, I've had this sitting in my draft box for about four months. But I'm going to share it because I've been victim to comments by people that assume stay-at-home moms lead a life of luxury. Once a non-homeschool mom … Continue reading What I Do All Day
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