Should-Be-Dones

When you are a homeschooling parent, and even more so, when you are a homeschooling parent with a special needs child, your life can be one endless list of things that should be done. At any given time: The house needs cleaning, sorting, or clutter-busting. The kids need clean clothes, meals, or exercise. Your spouse…

Asking for Help

Asking for help is hard. My parents were always the ones who fought over who paid the bill.  I remember my mom throwing cash into the window of a relative’s departing car, rather than “owe” her the price of a dinner.  This is where I come from.  As a result, I have always found it…

Our Stems Are Fragile

  Credit print in photo Madelaine LeDew Treat Your Children Like Pumpkins I was sitting at our messy kitchen table, contemplating the beginning of yet another school year. Over the past five years,  my boys had been homechooled together.  This year, my youngest decided to defect.  To public school.  In the eyes of his homeschooling…