That was probably the most common question asked in my grandparent’s home. Where did the time go? They would be telling a story about a friend who used to live there, or the neighbor and her daughter, or look at how tall we had gotten and shake their heads and utter the question. This continued on through … More Where Did the Time Go?
We have a lovely art museum in Denver. The architecture is modern meets medieval and the exhibits change regularly. Floors of ancient and new art serve to inspire and educate. The museum makes sure that there are things to keep the children busy as well. Pads of paper and boards with things to look for … More A Field Trip to the Denver Art Museum
April is National Poetry Month. I have always been pulled in by rhyming sounds, expressions in A-B-A-B form, and with eloquent words. How a Maya Angelo poem can break your heart or a Robert Frost can transport you to another time. Into Emily Dickinson’s world and nod knowingly at one of Mary Oliver’s beautiful notes. … More National Poetry Month (poetry contest and win one of my books!)
I believe homeschooled children have moms that have always homeschooled themselves. A desire to learn. A desire for knowledge. Boredom sets in, we grab a book. I think I loved homeschooling my children so much, and now giving my granddaughter, Maryjane, a head start because I, myself, love to learn so much. Losing my … More The Homeschooled Mama (and clever flash cards)
I was pretty certain I was going to screw up my kids if I did it. I wanted to be a teacher for a while. I majored in English. I love all things academic…except math. But, what if I didn’t do it right? The kids had been asking for a few years, off and on, … More Homeschooling 101 (laws and unschooling)
I love family occasions. My other two children finished homeschool. Shyanne was such a little socialite that she decided to go back to a traditional high school her sophomore year. Her graduating class numbered twenty. She had four teachers and has made wonderful friends. I am so proud of Shyanne, not because she graduated high … More Shyanne’s Graduation
It was not worth it for him to keep working in the field he was in. Our lives were short, we realized. There was no time to waste. Even though we battled morally within ourselves about it, we gave our house back to the bank with our condolences and good ridances. We gave the mini-van … More Journey To Our First Farm-A Love Story (Part 3)
“Oh play me that mountain music….like Grandma and Grandpa used to play…” I love that song. Alabama can sure put a hop in your step! I am sure their fiddle player started playing fiddle before the age of thirty-eight! But it is never too late to pick up an instrument. “I have zero musical talent,” … More Ma and Pa’s Mountain Music Spectacular!