Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Reading Woes...Not in my Book

I wanted to share a link to a great article today, one that explains why I am not concerned about a child who is not reading at 6, 7, 8 or 9. The debate is still a hot one, even in my own family circle, but I have too much experience with homeschooled children now to have any doubts that this child too will read...when he/she is ready, and then I will not be able to get their little head out of a book.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Nostalgia, A Waste of Time.,,or Not

This post was provoked by another of those naive political articles stating how glorious our country was 100 years ago when there were no taxes on X,Y or Z. This sort of argument always has the power to irritate the pants off me. There is no Utopia, there never was a Utopia. It is an idea and ideal that helps us strive for better, attempting to create our own perfect place on earth. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Winter Parenting

Parenting in sub-zero weather can be at its best and its very worst. These January days are so short and so cold that time outside is limited and time inside gets boring. Little arms and legs get restless and big voices miss having a space in which to loose themselves. It's not always easy to find ways of getting that energy out without destroying anything and everything in its path.