Category Archives: Motherhood

What “Should” Your Child Be Reading?

I grew up in a household of books, and given that there were five kids and two parents with widely divergent interests — from molecular biology to Bobby Sherman, the singing heartthrob — there was no end of variety. As … Continue reading

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We Never Could Afford Piano Lessons

Some things in life we consider inviolable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness immediately come to mind, but this is because I have a rudimentary familiarity with the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Just because the words are written … Continue reading

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Fox News Drops by — Was It You, Bill?

It’s not like I’m name dropping or anything, but this week Fox News dropped by the Norwegian Artist’s website, Steve Henderson Fine Art. And while it would have been nice if they had picked up a few paintings to enliven the … Continue reading

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Recipe: 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Soup

“Oh yuck. I hate pumpkin.” Did you really just say that? My friend, my friend — pumpkin is your buddy. The canned stuff is cheap, and the ingredients list is short. Here, I’ll read you the list off of a … Continue reading

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Homeschool Super Moms

One week after the birth of our first child found us camping with the Creature Who Needs No Sleep. Driven from our hot, stuffy apartment (no air conditioning) we relished the cool, mountain air, not to mention the lack of … Continue reading

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Homeschoolers: Are You Failing Your Children?

Whether you homeschool or not, when you have multiple children, it is all too easy to fall into comparing the “strengths” and “weaknesses” of one child against another. Sadly, over the years, we have seen one child within a family … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Absurdity is Tomorrow’s Mandate

One of the perks of homeschooling is that the lunches you eat are generally hot, and they don’t taste like anything you remember from public school kitchens of your childhood. This, and the good memories we made of family time … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Child Life’s Biggest Lesson

My mother did not homeschool me, but like most parents, she was a child’s first and best teacher, and throughout my public school education she filled in many, many gaps. Because of her, I know when to use “him and … Continue reading

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Homeschooling and the Kitchen Wonderland

Years ago, we built our house, literally. Before we could start that project, however, we finished renovating the barn — yes, I raised my kids in a barn, at least for two years — which we lived in while we … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chicken Noodle Casserole

I made this dish because of a 24-ounce bag of French’s French Fried Onions that I fell in love with at Costco and simply had to have. I was with the Son and Heir, whose level of thriftiness is such that he … Continue reading

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