Cultivating a Love for Reading

Cultivating a Love for Reading

When I look back on my daughter's progress in reading this past year, I am rather dumbfounded. In March, she was reading Dr. Suess books with help from me. Today, she's reading The Tail of Emily Windsnap independently, only occasionally asking me for help in pronouncing some words. When I was at the university and [...]

Children – the ignored population

Children – the ignored population

Crossing the Border Is A MisdemeanorA misdemeanor is a crime that is more severe than a petty infraction (ie speeding), and less severe than a felony. Crossing the border in America is a misdemeanor. Based on all the hoopla regarding the undocumented immigrants and the "need for a wall," I mistakenly assumed that crossing the [...]

Making Time

Making Time

When I first started homeschooling my daughter, I used to think about the things I could be doing if she had gone to school. I thought of yoga, peaceful visits to coffee shops, or the bookstore, lunch with a friend, long runs or walks with my dog, sitting down to read without interruption, shopping alone [...]