Finishing The Peaceful Preschool

We finished The Peaceful Preschool a couple of weeks ago. It is a milestone I want to document.  This year, I had a big shift in how I structured our days. My husband and I have talked about homeschooling since before we were married (both of us were homeschooled for significant portions of our school careers). […]

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Adventures in Home Preschool

Our First Three Weeks of Preschool at Home I remember that the time after I had Liam was one of the happiest of my life because I started to relax more. I stopped worrying about getting everything done, stopped beating myself up, and stopped being a slave to the clock (which I had been my […]

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“My Kids”: The Class of 2014

With a baby sleeping in the backseat, we drove down to Alabama on a road we hadn’t been on in a year. The last time we drove this direction was May 2013, as we came to Tennessee for a job interview but went back to Alabama the same night for graduation. We were going back […]

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What Are Grades Anyway?

It’s the end of the school year. As a student, I loved this time of year. I put in extra effort to do my best on my exams and then felt the freedom that comes with summer. But as a teacher, I hated this time of year. Parents and students both become fixated on grades, and […]

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