No-Pressure New Year | HSLDA Blog

No-Pressure New Year

Don’t you love a brand-new year and brand-new goals? You don’t? Whew. Me neither. I’m not actually one who thrives on beginnings. I like the deep middle part where I can immerse myself in the process. Doesn’t the lure of new goals and accomplishments inspire you? It doesn’t? I know how you feel. Constantly pushing […]

What an Epiphany | HSLDA Blog

What An Epiphany

Dear Family and Friends, Well, it’s that time of year again. That time when our mailbox fills up with lovely cards from all our friends and relations, most of whom appear to be organized enough to pose for Christmas pictures before Thanksgiving, sending us tidings of good cheer. Since I’m already so far behind on […]

Use Your Gifts | HSLDA Blog

Use Your Gifts

Have you ever been given a gift that you never ended up using? I can think of a few. Most of them were fairly thoughtful and nice…They just didn’t end up being what I needed. Or I kept forgetting that I had them until after they were no longer usable. I always feel a bit […]

A Family Project | HSLDA Blog

A Family Project

My grandfather ate dinner with us many, many evenings when I was a kid. He was always quizzing us on our multiplication tables and the parts of speech. My parents homeschooled all of us kids for most of our schooling years. My grandfather loved to be involved in our schooling. Or maybe he was just […]


Making Merry Memories

I’ve noticed that my sense of adventure—possibly mirroring the seasons—tends to go in cycles. The pattern plays out something like this: *** We are bored. We have nothing on the calendar to look forward to, and our lives are dragging. We are afflicted with a rank case of cabin fever from being stuck with the […]

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