Sue's dad

Father’s Day… 2014

Father’s Day has come and gone – it’s 3 minutes until midnight as I begin to write this. Alyssa asked me today if it’s weird to not have a dad on Father’s Day. For a second, I didn’t even understand the question. Then I realized she meant, since my dad is dead. My dad died…

TOC

My Homeschooled Teens Book!!

I’m getting excited! After 3 years (plus some) I’m finally at a place where I can show my chapters to someone and we can build the book! The writing is complete. Whew! I surveyed 75 teens and young adults from the ages of 15-39, asking them to answer questions about their lives as homeschooled teens.…

unschooling

Swim with the Tide

As I prep for the Texas Unschoolers’ conference this weekend, I find myself reading a lot more Facebook posts. Parents write desperately about wanting their kids to learn more, show more initiative, stop playing computer games.  They have this image of what they think learning looks like – and their children are not fitting that…

Hank

Goodbye, Hank – RIP

Our beloved Hank the Cowdog was laid to rest on March 5, 2014. Alyssa and Ron were with him to the very final heartbeat. Hank’s health was deteriorating and just before Christmas, he was unable to walk and barely lift his head. He was out in the backyard near the fountain. He seemed to have…