Catholic Moments

I would like to digress from my reflections on homeschooling and finding my path forward by doing some public soul searching about my Catholic faith. I have mentioned before that I am a cradle Catholic. I grew up in the Midwest and the foundation of my faith was formed in my hometown parish in northernContinue reading “Catholic Moments”

Counting My Blessings: Homeschooling Next Generation

It was a perfect early fall day. The leaves had begun to color red, yellow, orange, and they were fluttering down from the heights making a multi-colored carpet beneath my feet. There was a chill in the air and the pungent, homey smell of campfire. Perched on a log, I had an overwhelming feeling ofContinue reading “Counting My Blessings: Homeschooling Next Generation”

We Owe Her So Much

“Noooooooo!” was the cry you would have heard from me last night if you had been anywhere in the proximity of my house. My husband and I were enjoying our new pergola space when word came down that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away. What a horrible announcement to hear at the end of aContinue reading “We Owe Her So Much”

Keep Moving Forward

“Come and be with me, I can’t be alone!” I was responding to this plea, with five kids in the van, driving off Andrews Air Force Base to sit and wait with my friend Lucy, until she could hear that her husband was safe. I was dialing John’s cell phone to check that he hadContinue reading “Keep Moving Forward”

But, All The Other Families Are Doing It

On Friday night my husband and I settled into our couch with the iPad screen on the table in front of us. The seven faces (plus 3!) that used to grace our dinner table were beaming back at us from their homes in the area. Okay, two of them were upstairs, but you get aContinue reading “But, All The Other Families Are Doing It”

Learning From My Kids

Once my husband and I started to have children something inside me automatically switched to teacher mode. I loved talking to them when they were very young and was delighted when they answered back with their baby babble. I enjoyed rediscovering our wonderful world through each of them. After we started to homeschool this instinctContinue reading “Learning From My Kids”

Homeschooling Moms….Be Bold, Unite!

This is the second draft of what is supposed to be a reflection on friends. I have a long post all typed up and ready to edit. But I did not say what is truly in my heart. I cannot live without my friends. Friends keep me sane and help me along life’s path. TheyContinue reading “Homeschooling Moms….Be Bold, Unite!”

A Wedding, A Goodbye and The First Day of School

So we have had a busy ten days or so. On August 8th at 6 p.m. in a beautiful park close to their home, my daughter Emily was happily married to her fiancee Matt. It was a wonderful day weather-wise in the mid Atlantic and we were favored with no rain! We all had adjustmentsContinue reading “A Wedding, A Goodbye and The First Day of School”