Hello, my name is Carrie and I got myself expelled from Homeschool. Phew, there it is, now you know. This piece of my childhood story typically surprises people when they find out. It’s like my dirty little secret no one can guess–when I reveal it the shocked faces are awesome. Personally, I find it rather amusing. I’ve only met one other person who shares the distinction of being expelled from Homeschool–I’m not sure what comes before rare, but it’s certainly not a story you hear everyday. Nonetheless, it’s the story of the strong-willed child.
the thing about pearls
Pearls of course find their birth in an invasion, generally a parasite or irritant. Something the oyster did not ask for, or likely want. I can so identify with that. Yet, the very beginning of what we call beautiful and valuable is something that should not be.
why the everyday matters
Have you been in that spot of vision-less existence? Where the day-in and day-out steal your passion and the demands of life blind you to purpose?
formulas belong in math, not parenting
I think we all long for control. And as moms, we all long for that special formula that will give us the results we so desire. The little years are exhausting (can I get an amen?), but there is something in them that eases my tired heart: control.