New Mexico Bound…
New Mexico Bound…
/ November 8, 2010 0 COMMENTS

Last week I had a rare experience.  I managed to get away from it all, without a member of my family for a whole week.  Now, I’ve gone away before but it’s usually one of those church sponsored retreats for a weekend, or a visit to England to see my Mum, usually with a child…

Outside Influences on an Inside Movement…
/ November 5, 2010 0 COMMENTS

I had never heard of homeschooling while I was growing up and if I had I would have ignored the concept or cringed at the very idea of staying at home all day.  Now I think of it, I really was staying at home all day at my boarding school, but the dormitories and classrooms…

Final Communication…
/ November 3, 2010 0 COMMENTS

As the years drew on I finally convinced my parents I would call them once a week, on a Sunday, to chat for an hour.  I didn’t tell them the hour part, they would have never agreed to that, but it ended up being an hour usually.  They would not call me, or my brother,…

Communication 3…
/ November 1, 2010 0 COMMENTS

I used to talk to my mother a lot on the phone once I got over the fact that I dislike using the device to chit chat.  When I first moved to America it was sufficient for me to call on birthdays and at Christmas, in fact my parents tried to call on birthdays but…

Cruising…
/ October 29, 2010 0 COMMENTS

In an article on the TodayShow.com about homeschooling in the world, I came across this remarkable family who are getting ready to take their three children on the high seas next year.  I’m talking young children, the oldest is nine! Laureen Hudson and her family live on their boat in a marina in California, from…

Communication Part Two…
/ October 27, 2010 0 COMMENTS

Now all of a sudden American teens don’t talk on the telephone any more.  Land phones are fast going out of fashion.  Mobiles, aka cells, are replacing these bastions of truth.  For, if you manage to catch your child on a land phone, chances are, he, is where he is supposed to be.  This cannot…

Communication Part One…
/ October 25, 2010 0 COMMENTS

When I first came to America I used the telephone rarely.  I would call my family back in England, every 3 months or so and was surprised when I met peers who called sisters, mothers, fathers, and brothers I suppose, several times a week. “Why?”  I would ask. “To chat!” they would say. Americans love…

Obedience is Not a Choice…
/ October 22, 2010 0 COMMENTS

Someone posed a question this week the answer to which I am addressing on my radio show this afternoon.  Live on Toginet Radio at 4-5pm CT. The question is: “What do you do while you are teaching your other children and your youngest is swinging from the chandelier?” Sounds all too familiar doesn’t it?  Today…

Dream Book…
/ October 20, 2010 0 COMMENTS

I keep a dream book.  This is not a wishful thinking journal it is a book in which I record any dreams that have been remembered long enough to make it to the breakfast table.  Anyone can contribute. Every now and again we’ll pull it out and read through the crazy dreams.  Sometimes, as we…

Did I Mention I Was a Child Bride…
/ October 18, 2010 0 COMMENTS

When you’ve been married for 26 years, as I have (and to the same person I might add), you give up playing the game, “Tell me something about yourself that I don’t know.”  At least I did. I think we’ve told each other just about everything there is to tell.  None of his stories surprise…