When I read the Squidoo lens, Interesting Facts About George Washington, I thought of the moms I know who are considering homeschooling their little ones, are beginning to think about curricula, and “how” they plan to homeschool their children. The lens reminded me of the methods I’ve used to homeschool my girls. I’ve taught […]
Marlene’s This and That
Observations – Perspectives – Inspirational A collection of articles on family, homeschool, and life.
Little Spoiled Brats of Liberals?
SasquatchBobby’s vehement comments published to “Screaming Bigfoot?” are so thought-provoking, I couldn’t resist sharing them further. Not because his comments are original, we’ve heard similar before, but because I just can’t figure out why he thinks my daughters are “little spoiled Brats of Liberals”. Why not little spoiled brats of conservatives? Why not little spoiled brats, […]
Mom, the Bear, and Leo the Lion
It was the morning after my mother died that I saw the bear. It was early and I was lying in bed looking out of my second story bedroom window. I often look out of the window in the mornings to start the day while also hoping to get a glimpse of wildlife starting […]
Anna Jarvis, the Founder of Mother’s Day Would be Disgusted!
A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother—and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment. —Anna Jarvis source: The Free Dictionary I like to […]
What is a Hero?
What is a hero? Is it a professional athlete that comes out and says he’s gay? Is it a football player that helps a kid realize a wish? What about the firefighter that rescues a toddler from a burning building? Is he or she a hero, or was that person simply doing their job? Are […]
Happy 12 – 12 -12
Nothing eventful has happened on this once-in-a-lifetime day of 12 – 12 – 12. -As Expected Snow has been flying all day at our Lil’ Cabin in the Snowy Woods. That’s predictable at this time of year, but I must tell you it had been raining almost everyday just a week ago. I can’t stand […]
Does Our Consciousness Shape Reality?
Contemplate the notion that with every thought you are creating your future. This has sometimes been a scary thought for me because I am not always thinking about sugar and spice and everything nice. When you become aware that your thoughts become your reality, you realize the great responsibility that comes with this knowledge. There […]
100 Years of Grandeur
I first witnessed her magnificence in the middle of winter. Her majesty was draped in deep pure snow. Silence enveloped me in the crisp cold air. It was my first experience with her grandeur and my visit was limited to exploration around the lake. My journey of discovery was only just beginning. It would be […]
She’s Having a Baby
Thirty-six years ago, two days before my eighteenth birthday, I gave birth to my firstborn son. He’s pushing forty but as the saying goes he’s still my little boy. Ten months earlier David and I had married. The length of time is pertinent to the story as I’ve been asked if I had to get […]
Happy Valentine’s Day
When I was sixteen I received a box of a dozen long stem roses. It was Valentine’s Day and I was sitting in class when a voice came over the intercom telling the teacher that I should pack up my belongings and go to the office to check out. My mom had called and I […]