planning

an open letter to a homeschooling mother
Dear mother, I’ve been thinking lately about the looming school year and also about this oppressive heat, how every living thing seems to wither under it. “And consider, always, every day, the determination of the grass
preparing for another homeschool year
Everyone relates to planning differently. Some depend on it. Others despise it. I’m definitely in the “I love plans” group, but I also love change and spontaneity–go figure. I enjoy re-creating old ideas and nurturing self-directed
Q+A | managing our homeschool
How do you manage four different children’s educations when they are all at different levels? Truly? Tons of grace and flexibility. Since I wasn’t homeschooled myself, much of this I’m learning by trial and error
homeschooling on the go
Have I mentioned I’m a daydreamer? I know, a daydreaming homeschooler is such a cliche, but truly, words, pictures, ideas — they stir regularly in the space between my ears in such a way that
sausage + red potato + kale
My sister and mother are wonders in the kitchen. Of course I can select and follow great recipes, but creating my own like they do? Not on your life. So you can imagine my disappointment
Planning and Abiding
In preparation for our school year, Mark and I sit down for an annual planning meeting. Not a date. A meeting. You know, pens, planners, calendars, coffee. We usually get a sitter or swap kid-free