People who equate truth with fact are missing the point.

Philosophies and systems and curricula, oh my!

So far, the hardest part of homeschooling is deciding HOW. If you’re a homeschooling parent, you know what I mean, and if you’re not, just trust me on this: there are a gazillion ways to skin this cat. Classical education, unit studies, unschooling, on and on it goes, and devotees of every different philosophy . . . → Read More: Philosophies and systems and curricula, oh my!

Irritability

This is how Carter’s manic phases express themselves. It hardly seems fair. He has all the pain of a devastating mental illness, no memory of a time before he became sick (because he was symptomatic so early), and none of the parts of that illness that so many people with bipolar experience as fun!

Nostalgia…

My kids think it’s funny to put on the “goofy” music of my youth. What they don’t get is, however silly it may be (and I don’t think it’ silly at all), that the song “Kyrie” by Mr. Mister instantly transports me to the summer between my freshman and sophomore years in high school. . . . → Read More: Nostalgia…

Be still my heart…

Upon coming home from the library yesterday, both Carter and I weighed down with a huge stack of books, Carter said, “Oh, man, we’re going to have to do nothing but read for days! We have so much reading to do, I feel like a rich boy!” Oh, be still my readerly/writerly/mama heart!

Carter . . . → Read More: Be still my heart…

Things I Wish I Could Avoid

There are a few things that I wish I could avoid, and one of those is child mental health diagnoses in the news. I don’t stay away from those news stories because I want to be a responsible, informed parent of a child with mental health issues, but dear God, some of the stuff . . . → Read More: Things I Wish I Could Avoid

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