Life in General

Teaching Your Child to be Tactful

Children can be brutally honest and tactless. Many years ago, I asked my older daughter what she thought of the dinner I had cooked. She thought for a few seconds and then told me, “It’s halfway between good and awful.” Brutal honesty. These days, she tells me that it’s fine. It’s her code for “I […]

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How Can I Homeschool and Work?

When your children are at home with you all day, every day, regular life – cooking, housework, doctor’s appointments, and errands can become a bit challenging. When my older daughter was young, I had a part time position as a newspaper reporter. I covered everything in the small town in which we live, except for […]

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