Tag Archives: Parenting

When I Feel Insignificant

Being a stay-at-home parent can be challenging for many different reasons. The hours are long, the “clients” are often unappreciative, and at the end of the week, there isn’t even a paycheck to show for it. But overall, one of my most frequent struggles as a stay-at-home mom has been the feeling of being insignificant […]

Kids Today, Teens Tomorrow

Today as you homeschool your little kids, you are educating your teenagers of tomorrow. During those needy, labor-intensive little-kid days, it’s hard to see the distant teenage years. In fact, thinking back on all that time and effort I put in—most of which my children don’t even remember now—I’m tempted to think that it wasn’t […]

A Missouri Compromise

Let’s face it.  Road trips with just my husband for company would look very different from family road trips.  We would listen to different things while driving, we would eat different kinds of foods, and we would make different stops.  We would definitely make a lot fewer bathroom stops. I’m not complaining.  I’m just acknowledging […]

Please Fix Your Kids

“My son’s impulse control was a disaster,” my friend told me. “He couldn’t not push a button, run the water, poke the red ant.” I was sympathetic. “My son was incapable of sitting still while someone talked to him.” We were chatting about the days when our children were young—back when we both realized that […]

T.H.I.N.K. Before You Speak

Spending a large quantity of time together as a family is a wonderful thing.  We love the chance to develop relationships and make memories together. Conversely, we have a lot of time to get on each others’ nerves too!  And say hurtful things to each other.  In all of this, there are learning opportunities and […]

Cyber Socialization

“What about socialization?” Homeschoolers have been fielding this question for two generations now. The responses range from positive reassurance (“Our kids are involved in church/sports/clubs/volunteer work”) to defensive (“Mainstream ‘socialization’ has a lot of negatives that we want to avoid”). The good news for today’s homeschooling parents is that the answer is a lot easier […]