homeschool


Cloaked in Flaws 2

She was not pleased, my daughter, as she approached the end of Anne of Green Gables. Neither she nor her brother were interested when I suggested I read them the books as part of our daily homeschool reading. But after the first chapter, they were hooked. They beg for Anne. […]


Don’t Carry It All 6

The invitation flickered through on Facebook when I was half through a six day stretch of single parenting. I was tempted to reject the spontaneous and kind offer of friendship out of hand. I’m busy, I reasoned. The list of To Dos won’t Do itself. I teetered on the brink […]


Doing the Hard Stuff 6

My son sits across the dining room table, making wookie noises of distaste and frustration. I’m not trying to get him to eat his veggies; I’m asking him to write. Three little sentences about the book he is reading in Luitschool. He holds an orange flair pen and writes with […]


Who Says You Can’t Change the World?

I’m visiting my friend Ed Cyzewski’s blog house today. Come over and say hi. I’m sharing for his Women In Ministry series, with which I am in love. Here’s a taste: Unlike other contributors to this fantastic series, I do not have a story of overcoming institutional oppression. I cannot […]


The Accidental Homeschooler 6

The Accidental Homeschooler Without rehashing a very long decision process that in retrospect seems confusing and short and slightly cloudy, it is enough to say that about this time last year our family decided to give homeschooling a shot. The reasons are as varied as my children and as fraught […]