Aaaarrr Mateys! Today Be the Day!

It’s Talk Like A Pirate Day again!! We have always enjoyed this day to the fullest, with my kids adjusting their own Texas drawl to sound more like Captain Hook. Interestingly, when I look back and think of how we used to celebrate most things, it always centered around food and TV! Isn’t that funny? But we…

The Antidote for Animal School: Unschooling

This quote has been circulating through the unschooling community for years. Lately, it recurred on Facebook and several people shared some great links. Some question whether Albert Einstein actually said the quote. But that doesn’t really matter. The quote itself has been a huge inspiration to me – possibly one of the reasons why we…

In All Different Directions

As usual, our family is going 90 mph in all different directions these days.  Here’s what we’ve been up to for the last 3 weeks… Alyssa Alyssa has added more days to her work schedule at Milk + Honey. She’s really enjoying her weekly Apprentice program – learning a lot and making a good impression.…

Me and the Mormons

This morning, I got up to walk Lake Pflugerville. My trainer wants me to do a 5K next month with her, so I have to keep pushing! As I pulled up, I noticed that the parking lots were full of cars. Last week, when I went, it was full of dove season hunters. So I…

Gays, Rights, and the Bible

I am saddened that many people feel that homosexuality is a sin. But people have the right to believe whatever they want.  What they don’t have the right to do, however, is create a law that imposes their religious beliefs legally on another American citizen. As Ron’s dad’s used to say, “Believe whatever you want, just…

That Time of Year Again…

You can’t miss it. “Back to School” ads. “School Clothes” shopping. Even conversations among complete strangers who run into each other at the grocery store, eagerly anticipating their child being away from them soon. It’s August, and there’s so much excitement surrounding the kids starting their new school year.  For homeschooled children, this can often…