Five Ways for a Homeschool Mom to Avoid Distractions

It’s mid-year and so easy for us to become distracted from our homeschooling goals. What are some ways we can work to limit distractions that keep us from being focused on our full-time jobs as homeschooling moms? Here are five strategies to think about: Work with Your Internet Browser Closed as Much as Possible (& email too)-  This keeps us… Read More

Adoption in Literature and Life: Lessons in Love

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines adopt as follows: “to take by choice into a relationship; especially: to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) as one’s own child.”   In the world of literature, adoption is as established a theme as any other motif common to the world’s greatest works.  Adoption in Greek literature predates even the adoption of the baby Moses… Read More

TR and Taft

I like many things about Theodore Roosevelt. I admire how he overcame childhood asthma to become a physically strong adult. I admire his deep love and respect for his father, who died while Teddy was in college. I admire how he recovered from losing his wife and mother on the same day in the same house and how he sought… Read More

Choosing the Right College

Choosing the Right College The number of colleges to choose from is staggering; there are several thousand colleges in our country alone, so how can anyone possibly choose? It begins by doing some research. One of the most important steps in the college selection process is sifting through all the great possibilities, and narrowing your choices down to a handful… Read More

Review: City of Bones

Cassandra Clare’s debut novel, City of Bones follows a girl named Clary Fray as she discovers the supernatural world of “Shadowhunters.” They are a group of individuals blessed with Angel blood who destroy demons, and try to keep peace with various other mythical races (fairies, werewolves, warlocks…etc). Clary has grown up mortal, but is gifted with the “Sight,” a talent… Read More