Poetry for every mood

It's officially National Poetry Month. Poetry seems to either be loved or hated by avid readers and nonreaders alike. You either love the idea of short prose with strong emphasis or you feel that's it too forced and anti-climatic. You either love reading rhythm, rhyme, or free verse or you think greeting cards is the … Continue reading Poetry for every mood

Kind of-Sort of-Unschooling

Unschooling seemed too out there for me when I first read about it. To be fair, homeschooling seemed too out there when I first thought about actually doing it. But unschooling was waaaaay out there. I read two or three articles about it and just went on my way. No curriculum? No lesson plans? No … Continue reading Kind of-Sort of-Unschooling

Kindergarten is hard

"Kindergarten is the new first grade"- everyone in education ever When I was in kindergarten it was a half day. We had quiet time on our mats. I remember eating graham crackers with peanut butter. Letters were learned, numbers were counted, and we went home with paint on our hands. I don't remember tests. I … Continue reading Kindergarten is hard

6 Children’s books that are just wrong

This post contains affiliated links I love seeing spoofs of children's literature, even the obscene ones. However, as I was reading to my daughter the other night I started to notice there's enough creepy nonsense in a lot of these stories to begin with. Spoofs may not even be necessary. So now I will ruin … Continue reading 6 Children’s books that are just wrong

Thunderstorm poetry, the best of

I've said it before, I'm not a huge poetry fan, but there are some that really stick to me and I just keep rereading over and over. I did a post about "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowing Evening" awhile back and I think nature poems can just move you in a way that a … Continue reading Thunderstorm poetry, the best of

New Story- “Carefully”

I do not get to work on fiction nearly as much as I would like to. Fiction writing is one of the few mental releases I have in this world but unfortunately, I just can't tune out of real life long enough to actually write anything of consequence most days. Occasionally though, I can get … Continue reading New Story- “Carefully”