The Best of Both Schools: Homeschool & Public School Together At Last

I wrote a Facebook status last week about my kids’ education and the response was SO positive that it inspired me to share a little bit about my philosophy (my “pedagogy” if you will).  Here’s the FB post, just to get you up to speed. Teacher friends, don’t hate me for this because I love…Continue reading The Best of Both Schools: Homeschool & Public School Together At Last

Tone Up: Taming the Tone of Your Home INTRO WEEK

A few weeks before Christmas, my family visited our friend’s church to hear him preach the Sunday sermon.  The church is a cutting edge, “seeker-type” that contrasts pretty strongly with our more traditional United Methodist church. We got our kids checked into the childcare and proceeded into the windowless, theater-style auditorium, pulsing with very contemporary…Continue reading Tone Up: Taming the Tone of Your Home INTRO WEEK

10 Totally Uncool Things My Parents Did that I’m Thankful for Now

This post might also be called: How to Keep Your Kid from Becoming an Entitled Punk Lately I’ve been thinking about a lot of unconventional and counter-cultural things my parents did in raising my siblings and me.  I like to think their methods helped us NOT to become total schmucks.  Even though I despised many…Continue reading 10 Totally Uncool Things My Parents Did that I’m Thankful for Now