E-book: Then There Were Two

I'm extremely excited to announce that I have published my very first e-book, Then There Were Two: Essays on Motherhood.  The essays in Then There Were Two embrace the joys, worries and misadventures a mother can have after welcoming her second baby into the world.  From missing the simple routine of caring for just one child … Continue reading E-book: Then There Were Two

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

No Spring Break

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on March 13, 2013. Last week was my husband’s spring break, so we had planned some family excursions. Unfortunately, the six-year-old came down with a nasty stomach virus, and as I write this, the three-year-old is sniffling and sneezing. My six-year-old was camped out on the sofa … Continue reading No Spring Break

Worthy Reads

Homeschooling 7 Reasons to Homeschool Through High School - TheHomeSchoolMom.com Using YouTube for homeschooling - Simple Homeschool - I LOVE YouTube for homeschooling, but I didn't know you could sign up for YouTube for Schools, which offers more controls over what you can view as stated in this post.  Yay! Education: Keep it in the … Continue reading Worthy Reads

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

Here it is Christmas Eve, and I know that I should be writing a cheery post for the holiday season, but I've been sad lately.  I'm sad about several things: family who don't want to spend the holidays together, people with strident views who let it interfere with their relationships, long lost friends who I once … Continue reading It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

The Ups and Downs of Parenthood

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on November 7, 2012. October was a rough month for us.  The boys got sick for the second time this fall.  All those wonderful festivals and things to do at this time of year got cancelled for us.  That didn't surprise me. Now I'm kind of used to … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Parenthood