High School


The end of travel season, a return to city life

The end of travel season, a return to city life

Last week, while at my parents house I experienced a keen sense of "these are the happy days". There wasn't a feeling of foreboding attached, but definitely an awareness that these moments don't last.

High Summer ~ Garden, Work & Homeschool

High Summer ~ Garden, Work & Homeschool

Growing a garden, getting stuff done around the apartment, being gainfully employed and getting these kids graduated.

High Summer ~ Memories & Kids

High Summer ~ Memories & Kids

The cicadas started "singing" two weeks ago. I noticed it on Sunday night, July 8th, as the girls and I drove back into the city from a weekend in Ontario. And it hit me, this is high summer. Summer in full gear.

Committing to the group ~ Our homeschool co-op drama production

Committing to the group ~ Our homeschool co-op drama production

We have gained so much from being members of our homeschool co-op; a social life and friends, academic experience, and participation in the yearly drama production - an all-hands-on-deck community endeavor.

The potential of community

The potential of community

When I think about how many problems exist in the world and all the ways in which we need to heal, restore, repair, bring peace and justice to our neighborhoods and society, I look at the capabilities of this group of dedicated and Christ-inspired families and I have hope that change is possible.

The necessity for homeschool community

The necessity for homeschool community

There's no easy path to raising kids. But in a society where most kids go to school, choosing an alternative path necessarily brings more resistance and effort.

A girl and her dress

A girl and her dress

I had failed as a mother not in a vague, ambiguous sense, I had failed in a very concrete way. I had forgotten to take portraits of Celine in her dress.