Homeschooling Mid-Year Planning: Language Arts


To be in heaven is to steer: Homeschooling Mid-Year Planning, Organization.

“To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer.”― George Bernard ShawIf you know where you want to go, then you already have your hand on the tiller....more

Veteran’s Day: A Day of Remembering

In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields....more

Counting Gratitude

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”-Marcus Tullius Cicero I don’t know if you have seen the “First World Problem” memes. They’re hilarious…in a “well, that puts things into perspective” kind of way....more

Monday Stretching

Last night I did something radical.I couldn’t take it anymore.I pulled out my workout playlists on YouTube.Ah, exercise. My fierce nemesis.We visit on occasion. We laugh, we have fun. We make summer plans and swear this time we are going to stick to our plans and actually remember to call each other when we said we would.But she is a fickle friend, and I am left hurt and in tears too often to want to pick up the phone again.Nevertheless, I gave her a rang last night.“Hey girlfriend! What’chu doin.”...more
I make such a fuss about having to exercise, but I feel so much better when I make myself at ...more

Top 5 Reasons Why I Am Not Margot Robbie

I will be the first to concede that I am not entirely up with what’s hip these days.Goodness knows, I certainly don’t know what the current fashions are. I have this crazy notion that “my own style” actually works, and I don’t stick out like a sore thumb. ...more

You Don’t Need To Write A Hit Song, To Write A Song.

The other day, I came to the realization that I am a perfectionist.I know, it shocked me too.These kinds of revelations tend to hide themselves when you are too busy making sure you have crossed all the t’s and dotted all the i’s....more

I know adulting is hard, but most of us are able to raise kids AND enjoy life. Crazy. I know.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before.There was a woman who gave birth to children.And she raised them, had her own identity and her own life, and lived a very happy life with very happy kids.Shocking. I know.Goodness gracious, it’s like that woman never existed according to some of the headlines these days!             “Something you’ll never need again: nice clothes. Because, let’s face it, you will never go out again.-Some Parenting Blog”...more

Healing With A Glass and Bamboo Toaster

I haven’t owned a toaster for a year. We have also been kosher for a year.The toaster was harder to deal with.mein Haus. Last year my family moved out of state, into a beautiful house in the middle of a forest....more

The 1billion dollar Trump vacation to the White House

There was some breaking news from Iowa today:“Donald Trump is willing to fork over a billion bucks if that’s what it takes to win the White House… Trump answered: “I would do that, yeah, if I had to.”He added: “I make $400 million a year so what difference does it make?”Ugh. The chutzpah on this guy, I swear.I can’t get any of this out of my head. It’s like brain-tar…it just sticks onto your brain and rots it into a toxic goo just thinking about it....more