Genius of the Church

I’ve started praying morning and evening prayers (Lauds and Vespers, respectively), and I’ve noticed a few things. First, I noticed that they dovetail quite nicely with the day’s Mass readings, and when you start with Lauds, move to Mass later in the day, then finish with Vespers, you see a real pattern and are able…

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Best. Week. EVER!

That’s what my 13 year old – my rising ninth grader – has dubbed this week.  We finished her eighth grade work (with the exception of Summer School Math) last Friday, and this week, she’s been getting up early and heading to an all-day theater camp, complete with two performances of “Twice Upon a Time”…

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Raising the Girls I Wanted to Be

My kids constantly amaze me. When I started homeschooling Big Girl 9 1/2 years ago (!!), some people wondered about how she’d learn to socialize when she wasn’t in school all day with other kids. Meanwhile, we plugged on, got involved with homeschooling groups, got her into sports, theater & church groups and put her…

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7 Quick Takes: Coffee, Homeschool, and Dieting

I haven’t done Quick Takes in so long, I’m not sure I remember exactly what to say. And after reading Jen’s post for today, let’s just assume none of it will be nearly as awesome as hers. Plus it’s early, and I’ve only had half a cup of coffee. Which I left upstairs. So I…

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