Personal Journey

Defined: Trouble

I grew up in a trailer court.  It was like our own little ecosystem some sick developer plopped in the middle of a Pennsylvania corn field.  Most of that corn never made it to harvest, as we stomped it down for forts and trails, hide and seek, and just for the thrill of destroying something.… Continue reading Defined: Trouble

Personal Journey

The Lesson Losing Teaches

Actually there are several lessons taught by the strict and Spartan teacher, Losing.  Our soccer game yesterday inspired this post, but I'm hoping that it will get us through this rebuilding season, ie, losing season.  I try to be a cup-half-full thinker. Losing teaches: 1.  I am a work in progress.  No one is finished… Continue reading The Lesson Losing Teaches

Homeschool Life

Homeschool: A Weapon of Crass Destruction

First difference between summer and school: Summer.  Kids:  "We're bored.  Amuse us.  Divert us.  Spend money on us."  Me:  Can't you go play Legos or find something to do for just a little while?" School.  Me:  "Kids?  Where are you?  It's time for school... Kids?"    chirp... chirp... So school has begun, and I can't… Continue reading Homeschool: A Weapon of Crass Destruction

Personal Journey

The Dangers of a Life Without Cable TV

I hope they didn't throw any poo today. My friend's email ended with those words.  No jk.  No lol.  I'm dead serious.  This highlights the reality of our existences raising boys.  I came home from a lovely walk with my husband to find my boys and her boys (all between the ages of 8 & 12)… Continue reading The Dangers of a Life Without Cable TV

Homeschool Life

Good Morning

Upon waking, I sip my coffee either upstairs or downstairs, depending on which living space is less messy.  Today was a toss up.   These are my slippered feet and my PJ's; that is my cat, and this is what my view usually does NOT look like in the morning. Warning:  this may sound like… Continue reading Good Morning