The thrill is gone. The new has worn off the new school year. For some of us, the new way of educating has lost its luster. It’s not only the time of year, but it may also be the way we are teaching our children that is tarnishing the excitement of learning. I was
When I teach a workshop, I leave time for questions. It’s often silent for a several seconds before someone is brave enough to speak up. Sometimes no question is asked. After the session, several people may come to me with good questions. Sometimes I want to say, “You should have asked that in the
Ahhh… Spring. Often called the season of renewal. For many moms, it’s the season of “get out of the house.” After gloomy days of winter, our mood is brighter, and our children are ready to stretch their legs. It won’t be long before the hot days of summer will be here and even more
Palm Sunday. It’s a joyous day. We go to Sunday school and church, listen to a cantata of hosannas, and often leave with sprigs of palm leaves. Sometimes our children come into the “big” church waving paper palm branches. Christians around the world commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. And without a doubt, it’s
After high school math and science, I’ve found many homeschoolers worry about physical education requirements. I think it may be because some of us had horrid experiences or think back to the organization of P.E. classes. We don’t want to repeat the former and don’t know how to do the latter. The National Association
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 “Is anyone else just so weary of to-do lists?” “As I read such admirable paths many take to set goals, define strategies using fancy programs,
I not only confess; I proclaim boldly—I don’t like to cook. I can manage my way through most of the traditional holiday meals by sticking with familiar and easy recipes. The baking part of the rituals is beyond me though. Baking pies, cakes, and cookies to share at a family meal or give as
This morning I read a suggestion that Thanksgiving might need to be cancelled this year due to concerns over COVID-19. What? Cancel Thanksgiving? Memorial Day parades and picnics. Fourth of July celebrations. Halloween trick-or-treating. All cancelled. Now, Thanksgiving? We are entering what is often called the “holiday season:” Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.