We have had some amazing weather in the Mid-Atlantic during October. This week short sleeves and shorts have been the uniform of the day. Friday was so lovely that we had supper out on the new deck. We just could not bear to go inside. We even got to catch up with some of ourContinue reading “A Rainy Sunday…Reinventing the Holidays Preview”
I can take a fair amount of grief. Since becoming a mother I have experienced every sort of conflict imaginable. When a person’s anger is directed at me (for whatever reason), it is not pleasant, but I can bear it. It is another thing altogether when one of my children (or any person who isContinue reading “Catholic Moments: Waving the White Flag”
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”
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”
The weather turned sharply cooler here in the Mid Atlantic. One week we were hanging out at the pool, the next week we were adding a blanket to the bed. The change in the weather felt so sudden. I was not prepared for 40 degree mornings! The crisp weather coming was a good reminder thatContinue reading “Checking In”
“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”
“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”
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”
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”
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