Category Archive for: ‘Cricket’s Thoughts’

In Loving Memory of Sassy

From the day Sassy entered our lives, she was extremely protective of us and our property. Tonight her overwhelming need to protect us cost her life. As I was opening the back door to go get soda out of my truck, some sort of animal wandered into the yard area from the woods. Sassy began growling loudly and at the …

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Homeschool Not About Books

Although structure is important, sometimes parents forget that homeschool is NOT just about books and supplies. Sometimes in our excitement to homeschool, we replicate the very things that cause our children problems in school. I know several families who homeschool on a shoestring budget. One of my boys hated anything that LOOKED like learning. If it was in a book, …

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Homeschool Outside The Box

I wanted to give another example of “thinking outside the box” when homeschooling. As I mentioned in an earlier article, my son struggled with learning disabilities. They labeled him dyslexic, and he never quite got past that. Six years into public school he had not learned to print or sign his name. This had a tremendous impact on his self …

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A Challenging Day

This morning, shortly after Haley was dropped off at school, the teachers were outside tracking down all of the band kids to bring them together into one room. They had to tell these kids that the school had just been notified that their band leader, at 41 years old had died suddenly of a massive heart attack. The kids were …

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Grumpy at 3 1/2 Weeks Old

  Thanks For Being A Part Of My Life!  

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