Boys & Writing: Our Journey

Why are those two words never paired together? I’ve been reading about families who try to create environments that might coax their sons to write more. So I think it’s time to share how we dealt with writing, when my son was growing up. I never really paid a lot of attention to Michael’s penmanship…

NaBloPoMo… Again!

So I’m skimming emails and I see my friend Carol is doing the National Blog Posting Month challenge, throughBlogHer.com again. I followed her into the NaBloPoMo last November and it was great fun writing more. The only goal is that you blog daily. That’s it. Carol joined a few more blog challenges in the Spring, but I sat those out.…

The Homeschooling Carnival

What a perfect way to start the new year – join the carnival!! I’m opening up for more creative outlets this year, so I sent one of my blog posts over to the Homeschooling Carnival! This blog has been going on for a long time. It’s amazing to me how many fabulous blogs are available…

Word!

So I made this little word cloud of my entire blog. A couple of things really jump out at me. The word, “really” and the word “just”. I think these are bad writing habits. I noticed it during NaBloPoMo. When I was proofing my posts, I would often have the word “really” twice in one…

Why Write?

The prompt for Day 2 of National Blog Posting Month, is  “What is your favorite part about Writing?” …which, for me, translates into “Why do you like to write?” I write for a variety of reasons.  First, I’ve always loved words. From Dr. Seuss to the Dalai Lama, words have fascinated me. They can evoke so many…

Homeschooled Voices: Listening to the Teens

I’m working on a book – and I need your help! Everyone’s aware that homeschooling gains popularity each year. Still many parents have questions about whether it’s the right choice for their teenager. For some reason, when children reach adolescence, even parents who were happily homeschooling younger children, begin to have doubts about their ability…