If you are looking for a compelling and potentially life-changing summer read in the sea of so-so fiction and memoirs, do I have good news. Milk and Honey Land: A Story of Grief, Grace, and Goats, a memoir by new author J.M. Huxley, is a thrilling ride. It is stranger than fiction. If I hadn't … Continue reading Here’s a book that will make you laugh, cry, and think
Recently a client of mine received a one-star review from a person who had obviously created a Google account with a fake name for the sole purpose of leaving the scathing rant. It was clear to us, based on the facts noted, who this person really was. I can only surmise why he felt it … Continue reading Would Jesus post a one-star review?
When I became a grandma, I bought an iPad for the sole purpose of downloading colorful Kindle books and engaging apps for babies. It has been surprising and encouraging to me that my two grandbabies actually prefer real books. Happily, we are prepared for hours of reading courtesy of all our children's books which … Continue reading A dozen classic books to save for your grandkids
Homeschool parents have one of the toughest (and most wonderful) jobs in the world! So in honor of Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Day, I'm offering Let's Go! Field Trips for Teachers, Homeschoolers and Active Families free of charge all weekend (April 21 through 25, 2016). This compilation of creative activities offers pre- and post-trip suggestions, key … Continue reading Free gift for Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Day
There are fewer things more frightening to a homeschool mom than the idea you may not know enough to give your children the best education possible. Even if you have an extremely high IQ, chances are your kids do as well. Even if you are a grammarian par excellence, you may not be able … Continue reading How to homeschool when your kids are smarter than you
If you had told me two years ago--or even two weeks ago-- that I would be the featured guest on a radio show, I would have laughed. Yet this crazy life of mine took a turn that direction this week. It began with an email from a young, hip 'n' happenin' friend, Paul, who … Continue reading An accidental radio debut
(Reblogged from the Midwestern Parent Educators blog post I was honored to write recently.) MPE provided numerous resources and blessings during our 20 years of homeschooling, but none as important as our small cluster group. Each family in our little group planned and executed an annual field trip or activity, and by the end of … Continue reading Twenty field trips for KC homeschoolers