Struggles and Sadness are Not a Comparison Game

sadness isn't a comparison game

I was recently struck by a status that I read on Facebook that I saw only because it was commented on by an acquaintance whom I am friends with there.  I was saddened for the person who wrote the status, but it also brought to mind something that has often perplexed me. You see, this […]

10 Ways to be Happy

Ways to be Happy

Life can be so busy.  It’s easy to get preoccupied with the tasks you have to do, a never ending list of things that need your attention, and a near constant strain on your time.  It often means that it makes it too easy to overlook the happy in your life.  Other things get in […]

10 Little Pieces of This and That

rose photo by Jack

This week is the last week of iHomeschool Network’s 10 in 10 series, a fun 10 week series of topics which runs in conjunction with Top Ten Tuesday.  This week’s official topic is 10 Random Things on my Mind.  As you already well know if you’re a regular reader, I’m all about random things on […]

10 Things I Would Love to do in 2013

I didn’t make any resolutions this year.  What’s the point, right?  I get all crazy ambitious at the end of December, make some sweeping declarations about the pathways that will get me to a better life, and then am done with them by January 3rd. I thought that I would, however, share a list of […]

Every Education Has Gaps and Other Truths I've Learned

a love of learning is key to a life of learning

I’m sure that I’m like a lot of other homeschoolers in that I can’t help myself but to worry about what we’re covering and, more importantly, what we’re not covering each year.  I don’t have a school board or state board of education telling me what I should and shouldn’t do in my lesson plans.  […]