Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to the next. - GKChesterton

The ADD Mom Homeschools

“It ain’t fittin’, it just ain’t fittin’,” declared Scarlett O’Hara’s mammy in a scene from Gone with the Wind. Many times, I have wondered if “it just ain’t fittin’” for me, a mom with Attention Deficit Disorder, to homeschool my kids.

I am in good company at my house. My son John was diagnosed with ADD early and often. He has a few other initials, too, but it’s the ADD that causes him to wear his shoes on the wrong feet and throw his fork in the trashcan while trying to load his napkin into the dishwasher.

How to Teach Your Platypus

“My boy’s a platypus!” she gushed enthusiastically.
“He’s a what?” I was certain I must have misunderstood her.
“He’s a right-brained, quasi-lateral, confrontational platypus!”
“Oh,” was all I could muster. I was really hoping my cynicism wasn’t showing. “Well that is great.”

Often the Unplanned Is the Most Memorable

A recent weekend I shared with my five sons was meticulously planned. Well, let me qualify that. It was about as planned as it could be by my standards.

Burned Out? There is Hope!

What happens when a creative, enthusiastic, home educator suddenly finds that the wonderful activities, projects and learning well has suddenly run dry? What happens when lunch and shopping dates with “the girls” have more appeal than history dates? It’s called burnout, the one small glitch in this otherwise wonderful endeavor called homeschool.