a homeschool interview: podcaster & author Rowan Atkinson
homeschooling / organize life

a homeschool interview: podcaster & author Rowan Atkinson

Tell me about your family. My husband Chris and I have four children: three girls and one boy.  They are currently 23, 21, 18 and 16. I homeschooled the girls to the end of grade 11 and our son to the end of grade 8. He’s currently thriving at a small private high school. It’s … Continue reading

homeschool menu planning
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homeschool menu planning

I began menu planning when I was a little girl. Kid you not. I thought hamburgers were a weekly necessity, so I created an alphabetic list for them. A for apple burgers, B for breakfast burgers, C for carrot burgers. Yikes. Good thing I didn’t use that one. I’m one of those moms. I like … Continue reading

food for creative thought: how I incorporate writing into daily life
homeschooling / organize life / write

food for creative thought: how I incorporate writing into daily life

Writing. It’s the adult voice in my child-oriented world. It’s the ear that always listens when a human ear isn’t available. It’s the transmission of mind to paper when a surge of artistic intention burns through. For me, that’s writing. It could be pottery. Or oil painting. Cabinetry. Cooking. Or chess strategy. For me, I must. I … Continue reading

organize life

every.single.day

4:30 nearly every day, my iPod timer bings and I know where I’m going: to the kitchen. If dinner preparation is simple, I can make dinner within a half hour. But more time, more freedom for interruptions, for listening to a podcast, decanting a glass of wine and quietly, gently, preparing the evening’s repast is much … Continue reading