On Wednesday morning Mother and I were able to join our Wednesday morning Ladies Bible Class at church. With two weeks of play practice, two weeks of travel for the two conferences in Colorado, and the class’ fall break last week, this was my first opportunity to be there. I have been gone so much this year […]

For Those Not-So-Academic Little Boys and the Big Ones, Too

Ray and I were doing the same thing yesterday morning that we have done so many mornings since we moved into this wonderful, drafty old house. We were standing on the porch talking to our latest contractor. The issue this time was our sinking kitchen. Note that I didn’t say our kitchen sink, but our […]

A Life Lesson for Our Sons and Daughters

As our train through Royal Gorge neared the station in Cañon City, Colorado, Ray and I asked our tour guide what she suggested we do afterwards. We took her advice and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon — with no entrance fees. On her recommendation, we drove a short distance from the train station to Skyline Drive. The pretty […]

Under the Table with Your Kids

The retired teacher we met on our train ride through the Royal Gorge near Cañon City, Colorado, told me that her favorite kind of children to teach were the ones who were “squirrely.” I was perplexed at her definition of squirrely at first. The first definition in the urban dictionary is mildly insane. That’s not what she […]

Two Must-Dos in Every Homeschool Day

Ray and I arrived in Colorado Springs three days before our conferences there began. When I asked our Creation-loving friend Dena what her top picks were for things to see in the area, she said that the train ride through the Royal Gorge was her favorite. On our second day in Colorado Springs, we drove […]