• Some Old Testament Timeline Facts

    By on March 13, 2016

    Here are some Old Testament timeline facts that I think help put it in perspective:

  • Poem by Polly Castor, An Old Soul

    New Poem: An Old Soul

    By on February 13, 2016

    Happy birthday, my plucky youngest child!

  • Science Picture Books for Early Elementary

    By on February 12, 2016

    Whether you are a homeschooler or not, these are wonderful books and all are great gift ideas in my...

  • education for the future

    Education for the Future

    By on February 3, 2016

    I've been saying for a long time that creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, and compassion are ultimately what is most...

  • homeschooling vindication

    Some Homeschooling Vindication

    By on January 6, 2016

    She was never taught to the test, and she's not learning just for them either.

  • new children's classics

    Newer Children’s Classics

    By on November 5, 2015

    It is good to see these enduring works updated and made accessible again to a whole new generation of...

  • Book Review Julie, Catherine Marshall book review

    Book Review: Julie

    By on September 11, 2015

    This work of historical fiction is based on the author's own life, and is set in the depression, featuring...

  • Homeschooling advice, advice for homeschoolers, first time homeschoolers, how to homeschool, help homeschooling

    Advice for a First Time Homeschooler

    By on September 10, 2015

    Recently, on the Connecticut Homeschool Network a first year homeschooler solicited experienced homeschoolers to share one piece of advice...

  • Our Youngest Graduates from High School

    By on June 16, 2015

    With a fancy dinner and otherwise very little fanfare, our youngest daughter graduated from high school last night

  • Homeschooling memory book

    What they said in my Homeschool Memory Book

    By on June 14, 2015

    So you can see how sweet this community is, here are some comments that were written to me for...

  • My End-of-Homeschooling Bash

    By on June 13, 2015

    Last night I enjoyed a lovely End-of-Homeschooling party to celebrate nearly two decades of homeschooling.

  • Joy Hakim Science books, Story of Science series Review

    Book Review: The Story of Science Series

    By on May 27, 2015

    I can’t say enough good things about this science series written by Joy Hakim that was designed for middle...