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Launch-Pad Homeschooling

I don’t have any proof of this, but I really think that College Admissions People make up complicated rules just for the heck of it. Recently, Darren and I attended a local informational workshop on preparing high schoolers for college. Throughout the presentation, I found myself imagining College Admissions People’s strategy meetings going like this: […]

The Book Is Better

You know you’re a bit of a nerd when one of the first moments that attracted you to your husband involved him humorously quoting a line from Shakespeare. Of course, I later learned that Shakespeare was not his favorite, but that didn’t matter so much. . . . The important thing was that he knew […]

Twice in a Blue Moon

Our 6-year-old is fascinated by calendars. When we discovered his interest last year, we put him in charge of marking each day off the calendar, and he’s taken that responsibility very seriously. Every morning (almost), he starts off the day by crossing out the previous day, and usually provides a commentary about our progress through […]

My Word for 2018

I have never been big on New Year’s resolutions. I’ve lived with myself long enough to realize that I’m great at making grandiose plans and terrible at executing them. And if I’m pretty confident that I’m never going to keep a particular resolution, I’d rather not make it in the first place. I have, however, […]