My Son: Into The Lion Habitat

Though most homeschool moms won't admit it, we have an unspoken code, a knowing nod, a fierce pride, and some definite do's and don'ts in the secret-circle. Homeschool moms share a marinesque kinship, forged through days of homeschool bootcamp,  homeschool bleedout, homeschool hell-on-earth, homeschool soul-ripping, faith-stabbing, self-questioning, sanity-questioning homeschool days where we despaired of getting …

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Running. Literal Running. As Opposed to the Usual Figurative Running.

Running the zoo race today, my first 5K.  My goal is to keep up with Gabriel.  This has me thinking of the goals and benchmarks we set up for ourselves.  It is good to have extrinsic motivators.  I like to use them for academic purposes too.  Things like spelling bees or speech events-- any platform will serve …

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The Prince and the Pupil

Were I a sailboat I'd presently be foundering on the homeschool doldrums.   By chance I also happen to be reading The Prince by Machiavelli, a sort of rule book for tyrants.  Machiavelli writes, "Men ought either to be well-treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot."    So is it …

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