Tag Archives: Teachable Moments

A Grab Bag of Useful Resources

Homeschoolers tend to be an individualistic bunch, so when looking for ways to teach our children, we often go beyond the standard lineup of textbooks and curriculum. Here’s a “grab bag” of resources that our family has found helpful recently: The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, by William Boniface (novels):  In Superopolis,everybody has a superpower . […]

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 […]

Reality: Escape It or Embrace It

Our household frequently encounters the notions of expectations, reality, and contentment with circumstances. When my kids complain about boredom, excessive chores, exorbitant school work, and insufficient play time, I feel tempted to lecture them about their lack of gratitude, remind them how blessed they are, and instruct them how they ought to rise above minor […]