Please Pray . . .

 . . . for my friend Katie, and her 18-year-old son, who is in the ICU in critical condition after being brutally assaulted.  She is the mother of five (one in utero) and I know that she is just devastated by this.  Thanks. Share this:TweetShare on...
The Impermanence of Things

The Impermanence of Things

When we were preparing for our wedding, around 21 [now over 28] years ago, I made sure to register for a 12-piece place setting of everyday dishes and flatware, because I planned on having lots of kids.  We requested Pfaltzgraff stoneware, which seemed like it would...
Homeschooling for Dummies

Homeschooling for Dummies

Catchy title, huh?  Seriously, though, I just don’t think homeschooling is as hard as many people seem to think it is.  Or at least it doesn’t have to be. Let me tell you how I approached it.  When I decided to keep Jake home for fourth grade, I registered...

Facebook Friends . . . and Foes?

It’s still Education Week, but I’m taking a short detour to ask what you think about discussing controversial topics with your friends on Facebook.  Specifically, since it’s a social site, is Facebook kind of like a virtual living room, where...

Let's Talk Amongst Ourselves . . .

I see I have an enormous uptick in visitors today thanks to the mention by my friend Katie Allison Granju in her awesome blog.  So let’s introduce ourselves in the comments below–I’ll start!  Let me know who you are, how you got here, what you look...
Math: How Much Is Too Much?

Math: How Much Is Too Much?

The accepted wisdom these days seems to be that our kids need more math in order to be “competitive.”  The requirements at my teenagers’ school just changed from three years of math to four–regardless of what level a student has reached upon...
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