When You Feel like Quitting

When You Feel like Quitting

The ugly threat gushed quickly from my mouth in a moment of complete frustration. The words, my words, had cut so deep that the wound was unbearable. I saw the salty water brimming in my son’s eyes as he turned to hide the spillage. I had said the words before but...
The Value of Grit

The Value of Grit

I retired after homeschooling for fourteen years. Our school graduated two students who moved on to college and then graduate school. Ours was not a perfect journey—far from it. We weathered multiple significant illnesses. We also lived through the aftermath of 9/11....
They’ll Turn Out Okay

They’ll Turn Out Okay

The stress. The anxiety. Every homeschool parent has experienced these same doubts and fears: I may be doing this wrong. Surely a “professional” would be doing a better job! I don’t know everything! Maybe I won’t teach them everything they need! It’s already March,...