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homeschooling

The BEST thing about homeschooling teenagers is…..

So, you’ve probably heard. I’m homeschooling again.  Sort of.  I mean, my girls are in 11th grade and taking classes at the local community college (dual enrollment) along with taking a few classes at home, so technically we are doing an independent study year. And Y’ALL.  It’s AMAZING. First off, let me explain why we […] Read more…

Homeschooling?, Book Writing, & Ordinary Days

“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.  Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears.  Show them how to cry when pets and people die.  Show them the infinite pleasure in […] Read more…

This Goodbye

I’ve been anticipating this day for months.  The first day of school.  The first day my 7th graders will call someone else teacher.  As I drove home from Asheville this weekend, memories of our days together flooded my mind.  I came home, collapsed into Stevie’s arms, and asked him how in the world I was […] Read more…

Why I {still} homeschool

It is a delicate thing, this public writing.   To write honestly about something you love without conveying a sense of superiority or smugness.   I’m sure I fail at it miserably and I pray you’ll forgive my  shortcomings in this area. I simply couldn’t have expected this turn in my life—-that I would be […] Read more…