Focus on the Little Things

I have been thinking a lot lately about trying a new thing in our home school. As my baby becomes more involved and mobile, keeping her busy and safe while working with the other three has become a challenge. Add to that my oldest son’s need for constant assistance when it comes to his school
Spring is rapidly approaching, and with it marks the downhill stretch of our school year. This is the time I struggle not to panic over what we did not get done. Every fall I have lofty plans of what I expect to accomplish during our school year. It always involves reading the finest literature, and

He’s Quite a Character!

  We often hear this said about a person who says and does things we don’t expect or who are a bit quirky. These types of people make for great characters in fiction. So, how do we transfer them to the pages? Creating Dynamic Characters with Gina Conroy teaches middle school students how to create

Climbing the Ugly Mountain

You make plans.  You struggle over choices and possible outcomes.   There are sacrifices and battles in order to make it happen.  Then you take big steps into the journey with hopeful eyes only to be met with the biggest brick wall in town.  Maybe the future now looks exactly the way you DIDN’T want it

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