Category: Telling My Truth

when learning turns vicious.

Mom did a lot of work to find curriculum that would work really well for my sister and I as we progressed through our homeschool era. One of the curriculum items that worked really well for both of us was Shurley Grammar. It broke down grammar and writing into approachable chunks and patterns. Shurley also ...

adventures in radio land.

Disclaimer: This post is going to expose a beautiful nerdy streak that my sister and I both share. Prepare yourself. When Janine and I were old enough to stay home solo when mom and dad went out, we’d more often than not entertain ourselves in a simple way. We’d grab a game from the basement, ...

beanie baby love.

I have no clue how we came up with this idea, but somewhere along the line in our childhood world of wonder, Janine and I decided that some of our collectible Beanie Babies that grandma had bought us had fallen in love, and of course, needed to get married. All we needed to do was ...

killing the field.

In the early homeschool days, science was one of my favorite topics. It was so easy to feel productive - pull out the microscope and look at things in high magnified detail. Boom. Science. Baking = Chemistry. Let’s figure out how things interact! The mac daddy of them all at that time: Baking soda and ...