• Studying Van Gogh

    By on October 2, 2009

    Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime. No one painted like him; he was generally misunderstood....

  • Photos at Caramoor

    By on September 30, 2009

    This morning I delivered my twelve year old homeschooled daughter to a special music composition class at Caramoor (see...

  • Eye of the Beholder

    By on August 25, 2009

    I have been contemplating rainbows recently, spurred by something I read in the Sentinel magazine (see here). As a...

  • Photos of Sunflowers

    By on August 9, 2009

    My two younger children fly in from northern Michigan today where they have been at camp for a month....

  • Library Sale Loot

    By on July 11, 2009

    You may already know we have a lot of books in our small house. We stopped counting at 10,000....

  • Photos of Mount Holyoke College

    By on June 29, 2009

    My husband and I are alone in our home with our children scattered around the globe. As I mentioned...

  • Great Card Game: Phase 10

    By on June 22, 2009

    My sisters and their families just left after being here since Friday for my daughter’s homeschool graduation. While they...

  • Homeschool Graduation Haiku

    By on June 21, 2009

    The house is scrubbed clean For the big graduation All the books are shelved. A tent in the rain...

  • My Homeschool Daughter’s Graduation

    By on June 20, 2009

    We had forty special people to our house today for my oldest daughter’s homeschool graduation ceremony. After homeschooling for...

  • Yeah! The “Book War” is Over for This Year!

    By on June 16, 2009

    There are those in my local homeschooling network here that call me “the book maven.” I earned the title...

  • Book Review: The Story Book of Science

    By on June 4, 2009

    I read this classic book by Jean Henri-Fabre (France 1823 – 1915) to my homeschooled 6th grader as supplementary...

  • Polly Castor Photography: Pine needles

    Move Over Rudyard Kipling

    By on March 20, 2009

    I promise I won’t be doing this that often. I’m equally proud of all of my wonderful children. It...