Category Archives: parenting

Unsinkable

Her name is Supriya. We chose the name before we knew her.  I found it on a list of Indian names, with the meaning “deeply loved”, and I thought, “What could be more perfect than that? We were a quiet … Continue reading

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Homeschoolers, we can do better

I’m going to keep my input short and sweet today, and then turn the mic over to the gentleman in the photo above.  That’s Kevin Swanson.  He’s a homeschool graduate and a homeschooling father of five, a minister in the … Continue reading

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A footnote on modesty: for my children

There are definitely pitfalls in the teaching of modesty, and I appreciate you opening them up for consideration and discussion. In the past such criticism has made me uncomfortable, firstly because I fear a straw-man representation of the culture I … Continue reading

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Talking back to patriarchy, part 3: It all comes down to authority

“But saints are those who are obliged to come to terms with authority structures which come from the hand of God.” – Sarah Faith Schlissel, “Daddy’s Girl” Consider the case of Sarah Faith Schlissel.  The quote above, offering a definition … Continue reading

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Speaking of Joss Whedon and Cats

Really, this is a totally natural segue from yesterday’s post. And the “personality” of my blog still needs to lighten up sometimes.       So Whedon has got this goin’ on: Just a few more weeks, yo!  And so … Continue reading

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If you’ve come here through a link….please stay! (And why I keep blogging)

Is this shameless enough for ya? My site views have bounced recently, due to being linked by love, joy, feminism and Karen Campbell of Relationship Homeschooling.  I’ve experienced this before and I know that the bounce is unlikely to last … Continue reading

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Of DCFS, HSLDA, and the day the social worker showed up

It was a beautiful spring evening, ten years ago.  We’d just finished eating dinner when an older woman knocked on our door and identified herself as an employee of the Department of Child and Family Services.  “Were you at Target … Continue reading

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