Deskwork is what we do after we finish reading together each morning. Simple. It seems this should be a very short post, because in theory the key to success with deskwork is captured quite eloquently in the three words of the old Nike slogan, “Just do it.” It really is that simple. I’ve been telling … More What do you DO when you do School? Part 2 – The Deskwork
I’ve asked this question of so many gracious moms through the years, and learned so much from their patient wisdom. It feels weird to have people asking this question of me, and even stranger to feel like I can actually formulate an intelligible answer. However, we’ve been “doing school” at home for over ten years … More What do you DO when You do School? – Part 1 – Together Time
Let’s fast forward through an eventful winter that stalled all blogging and pick up with the second trip after New Years. I was sitting in my hairstylist’s chair the week before St. Patrick’s Day – a holiday which she takes very seriously. Her name is Allison and she’s been to Savannah, New Orleans, and I … More Spring 2012- St. Paddy’s Day in Baa-stun
Last weekend, music teachers were gathered in New York City for a national conference. Naturally we had to be there! (Ric and I don’t have an ounce of musical talent between us, but we have talented friends – and they were in the City.) The boys’ piano teacher from Pullman was part of a group … More A Walk through the City
I have a cousin that forwards emails. Some of you groan at the thought, but my cousin is very discriminating. He only forwards really good stuff so I love to see his name in the inbox. Here are the pictures from his last message under the subject line “Amazing Paths.” My nomadic heart skipped a … More Nomad Eye Candy!
I’ve always liked the story of “the three wise men.” My nomadic heart gets swept away by images of men with regal faces, rich robes and high turbans traveling by camel over desert sands. For years after my third son was born, my fascination drew me to Christmas cards that featured “the three wise men.” … More “The Other Wise Man” – a Nomad-Lib for Christmas
A couple of days after Hurricane Irene blew through, the boys and I went up to Redoubt Four which is about a mile from our house. It’s a Revolutionary war lookout point with a tremendous view of the plain level of West Point. The Hudson River was running well over its normal banks after all of … More Mushrooms in the Aftermath