Okay, let’s take a time out for a second. This was the strangest election we’ve ever seen. After all, these are strange times. Now, I could give you a run-down of the facts and figures. I could put down a pretty good argument with my viewpoint for your pleasure or discomfort. Frankly, nobody cares what … More Grow Up, America!
I hope you researched your candidates. I hope you’re up to date on current events. I hope you looked at the big picture before a ballot was cast. Voting based on a single issue is so short sighted. I hope you payed attention in history classes. As Edmond Burke once said, “Know your history, or … More A Citizen’s Right
The school system is failing our kids in a lot of ways. I’ve seen it firsthand in our local district. After volunteering at the school, I can tell you that a lot of changes have helped our kids, however. Our school fed our kids breakfast at no cost to the parents thanks to Title I … More Broken System
In the last parent/teacher conference with my son’s teacher, I was absolutely flabbergasted at what I was being told. Even if eliminating the bullying in the classroom was possible, we had other issues that needed immediate attention. His teacher betrayed my son’s trust. She called him a liar and frustrated him to the point of doing something … More Form 504 – The Last Straw
I was working on a new post about school lunches versus homemade lunches entitled “School Lunch Blues. Already?” when the situation hit the fan. My son was in trouble. Again. I finally had a teacher that contacted me before the first round of report card related conferences. It made me happy to know the communication … More The Bully – A Road to Homeschooling
It’s Take a Child Outside week in North Carolina. Even though we actually live in South Carolina, I plan on celebrating and making the most of it. It kicked off today with National Public Lands Day, and I had big plans. An art festival at a local state park started yesterday, and I planned to … More Take a Child Outside
My son’s summer vacation will be ending in a couple of weeks, and we’ve managed to pack in quite a bit of adventure. I’ve been thrilled with every special moment. However, we’ve also done a lot of my favorite pastime… satisfying my agoraphobic tendencies by relaxing at home. To make matters worse, my poor garden never … More The adventure continues…
My son and I are enjoying our summer vacation so far, and we were long overdue for the adventures of our past. Things that were once important to us are being addressed again. We finally have some breathing room to do that. A couple of outings reminded me that although we’ve gotten a little lost … More Accepting Defeat for the win
The school year is over and summer has begun for my son. We both have a lot of built up and unnecessary stress to relieve, and it’s time to find our normal again. The only normal I know is to seek adventure and fun wherever I can find it for us. And so, I am on … More The road less traveled
Yesterday, I opened my doors to the heavenly aroma of honeysuckle. But, that can’t be! It’s too early for those tasty flowers to be blooming, isn’t it? Well, apparently not. A recent warm spell has indeed encouraged them to bloom along with the wild roses that have taken up residence in a thicket near the … More One step forward, a few steps back
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