Category parenting

The Infinite Gain of Giving

In the longing in the foretaste comes the telling of mind and heart that ourselves are not a waste when self ends and God doest start. -Carolyn Weber Early in marriage and motherhood I had a consistent–albeit hidden–fear that the endless repetition of homemaking would squeeze out who I was. I thought that my writing […]

Quotidian Clarity: A Poem

It is not a room of my ownI am missing.But an offering,that opensmyself as homeFrom cozy wombto warm embrace.grow, nourish, careIt is nottearing outyellow wallpaperBut seeingtendrils of lifein dishes and laundry and lunchFrom filling what is empty,to giving rest and belonging.love, love, loveIt is not escape,shattered glass,nor caged bird freeBut buildinga place of hope and […]

Don’t Lie To Yourself (On Home Education Part 3)

“Modern education has been plagued by utilitarianism for a very long time, and both teachers and students have come to think that school should teach only what will be useful in the pursuit of a career”Karen Glass I am grateful to my parents for a multitude of reasons: their sacrifices in providing my education–like living, […]

What if I Fail (On Home Education Part 2)

Every task requires faith Elisabeth Elliot In my last post I defined education as an extension of discipleship. The task of educating our children is not confined to merely math and literacy, but seeing those disciplines within the whole framework of life. Education ought to blur the lines that have been mistakenly drawn between “life” […]

Freedom From the Machine (On Home Education, Part 1)

As a graduate of home education, and a currently home educating mom, I get many questions regarding its inner workings. I have been approached by a number of people who have an inkling–or maybe even a deep conviction–that they want to pursue it for their family; but it is unfamiliar, scary, or they just don’t […]