After writing my last post (I should probably have a fancy link here to take you to it, but anyway…), I decided things need to change. Well, specifically, one thing. The one thing I have the possibility of changing. I can’t change that kids argue. I can’t change that the house needs regular cleaning. I… Continue reading Grant me the Strength
That’s the relationship I currently have with homeschooling. And with myself. I am still dealing with depression, and I have stopped taking my antidepressant. Weaning off of the medication was going well until a few weeks ago. Now, things are getting tricky. I haven’t written in a month or so. Sometimes, I have such perfectly… Continue reading Love-Hate
Today, I tried something new. I wasn’t planning to try it, but there it was– an opportunity. The point of this blog started off as a way for me to “find myself”. I have started to discover that missing person that is buried under years of mothering, but today I had an amazing discovery. I… Continue reading I’M NOT A YELLER!
Today we are taking advantage of one of the great benefits of homeschooling: Flexibility! Since Dad’s birthday celebration is after he gets home from work, we used the morning to run errands. We had a couple of presents to pick up, ingredients for a cake to be bought, and an unplanned activity: defending myself as… Continue reading Why aren’t you in school?!
Here is a window into my introspective times. I wrote this in July. I had been struggling to feel better with an antidepressant that was taking out the lows but also taking out the joys of life. I am now working on going off of that medicine because it was making me feel worse, even… Continue reading Composting
I’m just going to admit it. I am not a Facebook addict. I don’t go online several times a day to see what everyone else is doing that is more interesting than my own life. I use Facebook to message people and to keep up with a couple of groups that help make homeschooling easier.… Continue reading See-through Life
I wanted to have a place where I could write some of the quotes I am coming across in my daily readings. I am often inspired by others’ words, in poetry, in prose, and in regular conversation. Here are a couple of “Mots Justes” from Jonathan Swift: “Vision is the art of seeing what is… Continue reading Les quotes qui m’inspirent