Thursday, December 29, 2011

January 17th

I'm going to be speaking at the Refresh! Midwinter Homeschool Conference, and I'm very excited about it. My topic is "Finding Levity in Your Homeschool: A Chestertonian Principle."

I'm joining Erin Brown Conroy, Kris Correira, Rachel Watkins, Laurie Gill, and Regina Doman--so I'm in great company. (Regina's topic is TBA.)

Homeschool Connections is going under the assumption that midwinter is, for most of us, a sort of slump time. The weather can be uncooperative, the school year is dragging, and the grey skies can dampen our moods as parents and teachers in the home.

What better pick me up than a series of FREE seminars on topics of interest to every mom and dad?

I hope to see you there. Click below to register today.

Finding Levity in Your Homeschool; A Chestertonian Principle
Simplified Writing: What Every High School Student Needs to Know to Succeed

Science by Inquiry

Little Flowers Girls Club: Having Fun While Learning Catholic Virtues

Keep Doing What You are Doing

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Be the First to Review

I'm preparing this study guide for Kindle, and it would be wonderful to have a few reviews and a few more "like" clicks on amazon.

If you've read it or used it in your homeschool, could you please leave a short review?


Six Months

Yesterday, it was six months since my dad died. Thoughts of him still fill my mind--memories, conversations, his smile, his laughter, his music, his hugs and kisses; remembering his decline, his death. Feeling both glad and sad.

Christmas was hard, and not hard. Hard because of course I missed him and wished he was there. It felt funny that he wasn't there. It seemed wrong--but I guess it's just different. I want things to stay the same, but they can't, they don't, they won't. Not hard, because I was able to see how much of himself he left behind--in the music we all share, in the pictures he took, in the love he passed on to us, even in our family resemblance.

Monday, December 19, 2011

St. Francis--updated

My book, A Study Guide for G.K. Chesterton's St. Francis of Assisi, is now available in Kindle ebook edition, and it's been all freshened and updated with new links and a new preface. So now is a great time to order.