So You’ve Been Forced to Homeschool: 5 Ways to Survive COVID-19 School Closings

I am a former public school teacher. I'm also a homeschooling parent. During this school year, I taught as a long term substitute in a local public high school, homeschooled a middle schooler, and substitute taught in a variety of classrooms, including elementary-aged special needs students. My point here is that I do a lot … Continue reading So You’ve Been Forced to Homeschool: 5 Ways to Survive COVID-19 School Closings

I Spent Two Months Teaching High School and All Our Teenagers are Broken: Part 2

This is a continuation of my last post where I presented the concept that our teenagers are overwhelmed with information inputs and don’t really know that to do with that feeling. Teenagers are almost paralyzed with their fear of failure. As a preview, here are a few words my sociology class of juniors and seniors … Continue reading I Spent Two Months Teaching High School and All Our Teenagers are Broken: Part 2

I Spent Two Months Teaching High School and All Our Teenagers are Broken: Part 1

A long time ago, in a different version of myself, I was a high school history teacher. I taught a host of social studies subjects, including every iteration of World History possible. I quit teaching when the combination of children/pay/allowable sick leave failed to provide me with a sustainable job. Recently, however, I had the … Continue reading I Spent Two Months Teaching High School and All Our Teenagers are Broken: Part 1

Closely, Simply, Freely: Keys to Living a More Meaningful Life

Close. Simple. Free. Those were the words that my husband Jay and I were drawn to three years ago while we assessed and reassessed the comfortable life we were living in the suburbs of Atlanta. We had a decent household income, four kids, a big house, and a neighborhood with great schools. It didn't get … Continue reading Closely, Simply, Freely: Keys to Living a More Meaningful Life