Tag Archives: Family

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, […]

6 Games that Make Learning Fun

Looking for fun and educational Christmas gifts for your children? Here are some games that can light up your child’s executive functioning, language, and logic skills. Rally Up (ages 6 and up) Executive and cognitive functioning skills built: Focus and attention, visual perception, and processing speed. This game consists of 110 exotically illustrated cards which […]

Outside the Box Solution Nets Homeschooler a Shot at College Lacrosse

The lack of a local team didn’t stop this homeschooled athlete from earning a slot on a college lacrosse roster. This coming spring, 19-year-old Derrick Shealy will fulfill his goal of playing college lacrosse, an opportunity that almost didn’t materialize because of roadblocks that other homeschooling families may find all too familiar. North Carolina laws […]