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August 19, 2014
Back To School Rules
Yesterday I packed up my boys, helped them buckle their belts and wipe their faces,...
August 14, 2014
Another Lands’ End Warning
Over the last week, Lands' End customers, many of whom were ordering school uniforms for their...
August 11, 2014
Land’s End Warning: Order School Uniforms, Get Porn
Upon getting our mail on Saturday we found a pornographic magazine addressed to my name,...
February 19, 2014
My Favorite Picture by a 5 year old
Any guesses on what it is depicting??
December 05, 2013
Feast of Saint Nicholas
Each year I have tried to shift the focus away from Santa Claus to the...
October 14, 2013
Our Homeschooling Routine
The nitty gritty of balancing 5 kids, homeschooling and busy sports schedules.
October 04, 2013
I Don’t Want to Be Told That Women Can Have It All
... and Professor Elizabeth Corey has finally laid out the tradeoff in a beautiful, thought-provoking...
September 25, 2013
Fall Morning Magic
I love Kat's post about being intentional about meeting our own needs so that we...
September 09, 2013
To Homeschool or Not? A Snapshot of Peace.
Last week was the big back to school week around here. Every time I checked...
June 20, 2013
How I’m Going To Survive Summer
It's happened. Last Friday my kids came a runnin'. Backpacks were emptied; lunch boxes stored...
May 24, 2013
Homeschool Round Up
Inspired by Charlotte at Waltzing Matilda, here are some of my lessons from the school...
April 29, 2013
Lead Us Not into Temptation
When I was a popular 13-year-old eighth grader at a privileged public middle school in...
February 22, 2013
10 Ways for Families to Enjoy Little League
I have a joyful anticipation of little league season (and spring soccer!). The days will...
August 21, 2012
As we begin to think about school routines, I really like this post about a...
July 19, 2012
"You have four kids?" "You homeschool them?" "Ohh, you must be so patient, I could...
July 18, 2012
I feel like you all have been with me on a crazy journey this summer...
July 05, 2012
Boys and Reading
My 8 year-old son, in addition to consuming larger-than-ever quantities of food, has started to...
June 18, 2012
How to Make Sure your Child Suffers from Burnout
Tips on how to be an obnoxious parent, have your child suffer from burnout, and...
June 07, 2012
5 A Day for Summer
For homeschoolers, it can be hard to decide when the school year begins and ends,...
June 04, 2012
You know you homeschool when
your kindergartener makes this--
May 30, 2012
10 Ways to Make your “trip” more like a Vacation
A long time ago, my friend Mary Ellen wrote about how traveling with a family...
May 03, 2012
Easiest Lesson Planning Ever
Most summers, I spend two to three weeks pouring over catalogs and book lists selecting...
April 23, 2012
New Aquinas Institute Website
The Aquinas Institute at Princeton--through which most of us Builders discovered or enlivened our Catholic...
April 23, 2012
On Saturday I gave a talk at the CHAPLET Homeschooling Conference on The Circuit. It...
April 10, 2012
Twice in the past few weeks, my middle son, the one who rarely pays attention,...
March 21, 2012
Easter Watercolors and Meditation
I have loved browsing the website, Art Projects for Kids, and this week I plan...
February 13, 2012
On Friday I was extremely frustrated with my daughter for what seemed to be a...
December 19, 2011
Some of us are missing a craft gene, others are very pregnant and in need...
December 10, 2011
The giving heart of a child
Please forgive my long absence. I took a temporary blog break in November, but thought...
October 28, 2011
Body Language and Manners
;v=LCaMgGIeVVI The seven year old girl down the street cocks her hip out, extends her...
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