We have been grappling with distance learning since March. We had a glorious 10 week break for summer, and when distance learning started back up in the fall I was determined to give it a shot. Our private school had worked so hard to improve the delivery system, the communication, and the methods used. They … Continue reading Tales of Distance Learning – I quit.
We have been doing Distance Learning Fall Version since the middle of August. There are no tales from that time because I thought that it was going to kill me. Every ounce of my energy went into facilitating "learning", managing behavior, tech support, and organizing papers. Our school staff did an absolutely amazing job of … Continue reading Tales of Distance Learning IV
The most common sentiment I've heard from fellow parents involved in distance learning is that this social experiment has been a disaster. Sure there is the occasional child who thrived in this environment of self-sufficiency but overall that child is rare - a gift from heaven to the overwhelmed parent, a unicorn in a field … Continue reading Tales of Distance Learning III
My last post about distance learning was certainly a downer, but not everything about having my kids home is awful. In fact, there are a lot of things about distance learning that are ... (Meme Credit: Someone on The Internet) Okay, actually there is nothing good about distance learning, but having my kids home and … Continue reading Tales of Distance Learning II
The reason I started this blog was so that I would have an outlet for writing. I love to write and feel like I'm pretty good at it. Distance Learning, however, has stolen away the time I had to write. Rather than spend quiet moments practicing the craft of putting thoughts, ideas, philosophies into words, … Continue reading Tales of Distance Learning I
There is no other way to say it. Today was a bad day. We started off the third week of "distance learning" and the kids just didn't want to. I've read all sorts of wonderful things about letting go and recognizing that this is hard on kids too, blah blah blah. My husband thinks that … Continue reading A Bad, bad day
I wonder why it fills me with so much anxiety to do something I know I ought to do. On the one hand, it feels more comfortable to avoid the thing than do the thing. But on the other hand, it feels heavy to carry around something I know I need to do; getting it … Continue reading Do the Thing You Don’t Want To
My spiritual desire is to use the gifts God has given me to serve his Kingdom and to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. My selfish desire is to use the gifts God has given me to make money and receive honor as a great writer. It's currently popular to talk about balance - … Continue reading Using the Gifts He’s Given
One of the biggest struggles I've faced as a mom is recognizing, accepting, and getting a diagnosis of dyslexia for one of my children. This process was filled with uncertainty, guilt, worry, and incredible loneliness. I felt like I was on my own in researching and understanding why my daughter was struggling so much harder … Continue reading Early Warning Signs of Dyslexia
I just received the most encouraging blog email from Jerry Jenkins, author of the Left Behind Series and dozens of other books. The email asked, "when can you call yourself a writer?" The long and short answer is, "when you actually write!" And so today is the day that I launch this blog and start … Continue reading Am I a writer?