My Coffee Date with Me

I occasionally have coffee with my younger self, and we compare homeschooling notes. When we sat down last time, Past Sara was homeschooling four kids, ages 9 down to 1. It was hard to keep her focused on the conversation. One kid was crying over math, another one had “forgotten” to set his computer timer, […]

Learning from Fostering Kittens

In a recent post about art and nature classes we participated in, I wrote about helping kids experience things that broaden their perspective and enrich them. One experience we have failed, until recently, to give our children is having a furry animal in our home to nurture and love. It’s not that my husband and […]

Optimal Illusions

Don’t let the perfect become the enemy of the good. While this aphorism represents some good advice for those seeking balance in their lives, it hasn’t ever really been a challenge for me to heed, because I’m not naturally inclined to perfectionism. I like things to be nice and tidy, of course, but I’m fond […]

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