Category Archives: Motherhood

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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Homeschooling vs. Quality Products from the Public Sector

The other day I purchased an item from a large public entity, and I had difficulty getting what I wanted. The basic product, which has been having a history of problems lately because of a restructuring of the “business,” is … Continue reading

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Christianity Lessons from Facebook

You know, some days it’s best not to talk, write, make eye contact, or communicate in any fashion at all. If you have a teenaged daughter in your life, you’re painfully aware of how quickly a controversial statement, like “Good … Continue reading

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The Properly Socialized Homeschooler

Years ago, I chatted with a public school educator who upbraided me on our family decision to homeschool our children. “I can’t argue with you that what you’re doing academically is superior,” she said. “Your ability to give one on … Continue reading

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Why I — a Christian — Celebrate Halloween

It’s okay to hate Halloween. Lots of Christians do, because they feel that the day’s pagan roots are so dreadful, there’s no room for celebration, compromise, or wiggle room. It’s also okay to love Halloween, and I’m one of those … Continue reading

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Homeschooling and the Messy House

Years ago, when I had four young homeschooled children who inhabited every room of our house, 24-hours a day, I had a messy, cluttery home. And I felt bad, because I knew other people, who also had children, who also … Continue reading

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Learning Problems: Does My Child Have One?

Of course I have to begin this article with a disclaimer: I am neither a doctor nor a professional educated in the issue of learning problems, so I am not out to diagnose you, your child, or your situation. I’m … Continue reading

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Too Impatient to Homeschool

In twenty years of homeschooling, the most frequent comment I have heard about the activity, from people who don’t do it, is: “I could never homeschool! I’m simply not patient enough!” This one ties, actually, with the most frequent question, “How will … Continue reading

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Worrying about the Future

He’s 19, chronically cryptic, and probably fine. The last e-mail we received — three weeks ago — mentioned that on weekends, he camps out in the wilds of Alaska in a $35 pup tent. “Yeah, I’ve seen a few bears,” … Continue reading

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