Five Minutes of “Ordinary”

Blogging today at Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday. Those were such “ordinary” days — those weeks, months and years when our four boys sat under their Mom’s tutelage. Trying at times, rewarding most of the time, we were just “doing school”. They’re four young men now, off to do life on their chosen paths. I …

Determination, Ducks and Doubt

About determination….. “Stop fighting the current of your life and struggling to be somewhere else. You are exactly where you need to be. This is your (writing) life. There is no other like it.” Sage Cohen, The Productive Writer Our family is transitioning — which is a less painful way to say we will soon be …

Learning to be a “seeker”

“It’s not about the math.” I never thought I’d hear myself say that, but stepping into this last year of homeschooling, I find I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. And, it wasn’t math. Math mastery is a fleeting skill for we right-brained individuals, and it seems all four of my “students” over …