Homeschooling for Safety Reasons

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on January 2, 2013. It troubles me to see a surge of interest in homeschooling after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary.  I love homeschooling my family, and I have to admit that after the tragedy, I was glad my children weren't attending school that following Monday. … Continue reading Homeschooling for Safety Reasons

What Will The New Year Bring?

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on December 26, 2012. My spirit is dampened by the shootings in Connecticut, and more so by all the vitriol in the news media. There's a dust storm in the air, and it's not going to settle any time soon. I hardly know what to make of it … Continue reading What Will The New Year Bring?

Sad Tidings, Good Tidings

This is Josh. I told you he was adorable. Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on December 19, 2012. Last week I wrote a draft of this column and titled it “Good Tidings.”  I wanted to tell you how my children have decked my halls with Christmas decorations and how, during this … Continue reading Sad Tidings, Good Tidings


Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest knows nothing.  - Ralph Waldo Emerson As a mother with young children similar in age to those who were in today's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, my heart is filled with sorrow for the families touched by this tragedy. Ever … Continue reading Sorrow