February 2017

So far, 2017 has in one fell swoop, dealt me both heartbreak and intense joy.

The heartbreak of betrayal, a different family dynamic, lower socioeconomic security, and becoming single again. The heartbreak of the tense political climate and what it means to the communities kiddo and I belong to and support.

At the same time, intense joy that I did not fail my child by homeschooling. That I was right to follow my gut and make the choices I did. And that through it all, we always chose love and laughter over burning midnight oils or pressure cooker learning styles.

In a few months, I expect that I will be a divorcee. And that kiddo will start college at kiddo’s first choice university (Yes, the wonderful, hardworking child received both an acceptance and a scholarship offer from a selective university! Still so humbled by it all!).

Funny how life deals you both roses and the thorns isn’t it? Soon, I will only be a mom and no longer a wife. Perhaps it is for the better. For now, I am hoping for strength. I am hoping to be surprised again by joy.


Hale to Elizabeth Proctor: 
"Beware, Goody Proctor--cleave to no faith when faith brings blood. 
It is mistaken law that leads you to sacrifice. 
Life, woman, life is God's most precious gift; 
no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it."

-- Arthur Miller, The Crucible (read August 2015)

The Funschooling 2013 Organizer

Now ready for orders! 🙂 Many, many thanks for all the requests received to produce a 2013-14 organizer. I’m so touched that a number of readers found the 2012-13 organizer useful enough to warrant another edition.

The new 2013 organizer is in an 18-month format spanning January 2013 to June 2014. So wherever you live and homeschool/ afterschool, it should be useful to you. There are two versions available to suit your needs. I’ve also added attendance sheets that you can use for up to three students, resource lists for keeping track of materials and other helpful features.
Scroll down for sample pages. Go here to buy your own PDF download!