Category Archives: Uncategorized

Why did I write ‘Trouble the Water’?

Since the publication of my new book, Trouble the Water, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about why I decided to write it. It’s geared primarily toward middle grade readers (roughly ages 10-14) but I have had adults tell me … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Is Violence in Christian Fiction OK?

One writing project I’ve been working on over the years is a middle grade historical fiction novel that takes place in the antebellum south. A white boy befriends a slave while they both work on a plantation. In the story, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Help for the Highly Distractable Homeschool Mom

“Mom, I need help on my math,” my daughter calls from the other room. I stop folding the laundry and go in to help her. After reviewing fractions with her for a couple minutes, the 4 year old’s timer goes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I Finally Found the Perfect Homeschool Schedule!

Just kidding. Sorry. Trust me, I’ve searched high and low to find the perfect schedule and it still eludes me. I keep refining it and I find some things that work, but then other things don’t work. Since the first … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fun Ways to Use Bananagrams to Teach Reading

There are tons of websites out there about how to teach our kids, so I don’t generally try to compete with them, but this will be one exception. My four year old is on the brink of reading. Seeing that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Struggle to be More Mature than My Kids…

I’m 40. It shouldn’t be difficult to for me to behave with more maturity than my 4, 10, and 12 year olds. But, alas, some days my biggest challenge is to do just that. I caught myself the other day … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Is Homeschooling an Idol?

I was listening to a podcast recently from Homeschooling in Real Life┬áthat I found very convicting. It was about a homeschool mom who had fallen into the trap of legalism and what it did to her and her family. I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment