Charlotte Mason for the Daft (and a book give-away)

At the Book Store

I’ve been toying with Charlotte Mason for nearly a decade. I’ve “known” about her methods for longer than that. I have never been able to totally put myself in the Charlotte Mason box, though, even after becoming a bona fide veteran homeschool mom with a homeschool high school graduate attending college. In hopes that I […]

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 […]

Pre-Summer Update

Texas Wildflower Photos Edit by @Sprittibee

May flowers are in full bloom and I grasp at moments to try and slow down enough to smell them. They say the older you get, the faster time goes. My eldest has a friend that has some sort of theory on the matter. It’s all over my head. Mama has been tired for most […]

Calling all Texas & Surrounding Area Homeschool Bloggers!

Lana and Sprittibee at THSC

*Post updated July 2016 for the Woodlands Convention!* This will be my sixth year of taking photos at the Texas Home School Coalition Conventions in Texas, and I am still in love with the job. I also am in love with all the staff at THSC and the people I meet at their conferences. It is so […]

22 Homeschool Mom Goals

Good reading and black coffee by @Sprittibee

Remember that graphic I shared at the beginning of 2016 that said… “Count your blessings instead of your crosses?” Then it went on to ask you to add up gains instead of losses, joys instead of woes, friends instead of foes, smiles instead of tears, courage instead of fears, full years instead of lean, kind […]

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 […]

Because You are More than One Thing

Morgan and the Bear

She asked me at the front desk as I was wheeling in my suitcase and fumbling with my fleece blanket I won’t go anywhere without, “Did you come here for the blog conference?” I could tell she was hoping I would say yes or she might melt into an embarrassed puddle. She seemed relieved when […]