homeschool parenting: everything I needed to learn I learned as a homeschool parent, or will learn someday
homeschooling / parenting / what I've learned

homeschool parenting: everything I needed to learn I learned as a homeschool parent, or will learn someday

I had no idea what I would have to learn to be a homeschool parent. Some days, I think back to my idealizing notions of homeschooling and I don’t think I knew what I was signing up for (no, I don’t think…I know I didn’t). I wonder if I would have had the fortitude or the willingness to learn … Continue reading

what I’ve been learning about control
family life / parenting / what I've learned

what I’ve been learning about control

…that trying to control doesn’t work. And ironically, I’m more at peace when I let go and control less. Do you remember the first time you canoed with your kiddos against a current? If you have, you may have an inkling what it’s like to homeschool parent. And though we really need to move together in unison … Continue reading

new years thoughts: thinking the right thoughts
life aspirations / stuff that makes me think / what I've learned

new years thoughts: thinking the right thoughts

“Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatever is of good report, Think on these things.” Philipians 4:8 The common culture might not be familiar with the profusion of Biblical ‘positive’ thought. Frankly, these admonitions aren’t ultimately intended to propel its readers to rendering every moment a lifetime of … Continue reading

keeping your eye on the prize
family life / what I've learned

keeping your eye on the prize

Keep your eye on the prize! Keep your eye on the finish line! But what is the finish line? What is the prize? The annual homeschool conference speaker made me think. Is the prize a successful college education with GPA 4.0? It isn’t about a career. It is about a life. Helping each child find their … Continue reading

what I learned last summer
a day in the life... / homeschool planning / what I've learned

what I learned last summer

Since I’m heading back to studies, can I write a ‘what I did last summer’ post too? I’ve tented for the first time as a parent. I’ve begun building a house and homestead. I’ve gardened, and blanched and canned and eaten. I’ve learned to lay on a beach. I’ve learned to swim with the kids. … Continue reading

motherly wisdom: deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own
stuff that makes me think / what I've learned

motherly wisdom: deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own

When my husband and I were first married, I moved four provinces to the east until he finished his medical residency. A gentle woman by the name of Margaret cushioned me with maternal wisdom. Over the years, we continued our friendship through letters. So many letters, that I had boxes and boxes of her beautiful … Continue reading