We were sitting at the table crunching our cereal yesterday morning—the twelve year old, bleary in her mismatched pyjamas; the nine year old staring off into space; and the five year old—dressed in a red and blue polka-dot monster onesie,

Worth it

“Why isn’t anybody listening to me?” Sometimes I mutter these words under my breath through clenched teeth. Sometimes I shout them above the noise of two recorders, a yelling five year old and the blasting radio. (The recorders were a

Second chances

Are you already aware that I write a monthly blog over at Home School Life Magazine? Here’s this month’s offering, all about my daughter’s cooking project, and what it’s teaching me as a mother and mentor: http://homeschoollifemag.com/2014/12/18/second-chances/