When Life Throws a Curve Ball Called Cancer

Hospital Stay

By now some of you already know that I was diagnosed with stage three (B – if the B means something to you) colon cancer a week or so ago after going to the hospital for an unrelated issue. Apparently, being tired should have tipped me off, but I was just plodding along like any […]

The Demise of the English Language

Letters by @sprittibee

I love to text like the next gal. I love my iPhone and tweet with the best of them. I can fit my political angst and bible verses into 140 characters most days. But what affect is texting having on this new generation of kids who are growing up with smart phones… ready to ooze […]

Last List for a Homeschool Graduate

Serious Graduate

My big kid graduates in August and he’s finishing up a lot of loose ends between now and then. I have his transcript ready except for final grades in this year’s columns in the classes he’s finishing up. I thought some of you with graduating teens (or teens who are graduating soon) might like to […]

Texas GOP State Convention : How to Get Involved and Make a Difference

Ken Paxton and his Pistol Packin' Mama

Part of our hands-on government class this year for homeschool was to be politically active and actually do our part as far as we were able to instead of just going to a voting poll and checking a box. I’m not sure how many public school seniors out there were state delegates this year, but […]

Teaching to Learn

I Teach, Therefore I Learn

I seriously considered naming this post “That time I was swallowed by a Creative Writing English IV syllabus…” but I go to blog conferences, y’all, and I’ve learned that Google doesn’t like your puns. Just the facts, m’am. If I hear another person ask me, “What do you think people are going to Google to […]

Preparing for a New School Year… and SENIORS! Yikes

haircut for back to school

Now that the new computer is mostly set up, the desk is cleaned off, the file cabinet drawers (not all of them, but the ones that count) have had an overhaul, and my summer photography commitments are over… I’m gearing up for the school year. We’ve cleaned out the supplies and purchased a few new […]

Busy Summer Days

Paleo-ish Cake

I thought I would do random with you. It’s been a while since we’ve just sat down to chat at the computer – you with your cup of tea, me with my touch of crazy. So what’s been going on with us since the last post in July? Let’s see… a glance back over the […]