What I Will Miss the Most

Today Kris and I finished lesson 156. The last test lesson is 160 so we are speeding towards the finish line of this school year. For the past days I have been considering my time as a home a school teacher. It has been, at times, cringe worthy. If you were to chat with myContinue reading “What I Will Miss the Most”

She’s In!

Catholic high schools in our area sent out their admissions decisions on February 18th. The day after, Kris received the big white envelope emblazoned with the words, You’re In! Inside the envelope was this folder, full of information on programs, scholarships, class lists, and much more. All of the “paperwork” is now online, so fillingContinue reading “She’s In!”

I Began With The End In Mind

A bit of nostalgia washed over me today as I signed Kris up for the High School Placement Test for the Archdiocese of Washington Schools. She had gotten her application started late last week, but there was something about signing her up for this test that caused me to think about each of my otherContinue reading “I Began With The End In Mind”

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”

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”

In The Beginning

I never meant to become a homeschooling mom. In fact, I once wrote a letter to the editor of a magazine stating all of the reasons I thought it should not be done! This letter was written when my oldest son was a toddler and sending him to school was many years away. When heContinue reading “In The Beginning”