We're frustrated and angry about Tennessee's decision to ban critical race theory from its schools, but here is a diverse US History curriculum for homeschool you can use to supplement your child's US History education.
When I spotted Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri in nearly every "best of" YA list for 2020, I was first struck by the title. It's a phrase I remembered from Tolkien, made especially poignant to me after the death of my son's best friend. We've clung to these words through the darkest forests of [...]
This winter I'm reading through one of my favorite books of all time, Pride & Prejudice, with my thirteen-year-old daughter for her homeschool literature course. It's the perfect time of year for it, when we can pull up blankets by the fireplace and read out loud to each other...kind of like the Bennett sisters would have done. [...]
In A Bad Moms Christmas, Mila Kunis plays a mother who nearly ruins her kids' joy when she gets into a screaming match with her over-the-top mom, who has taken Christmas too far. Her mother's traditions are forced on the family. They will be made to enjoy the holiday, whether they like it or not. Kunis cracks. [...]
There's been a lot to not like about 2020, but I've had several things that have brought me joy this year too. They're simple things, like robes or books I've read. Or even simple routines I've added that have made a significant difference for me this year. So, I wanted to share them! No affiliate [...]
I'll be the first to admit that I am way, way behind on Christmas this year. As of today, there's tree, no stockings, no lights, no presents wrapped. In fact I've failed to invoke any spirit of festiveness in my household except for a half-finished screening of Elf, which was interrupted because the host (ahem, [...]
Advent has been a small celebration in my house in past years, but this year we are joyfully anticipating Christmas season way earlier than normal. I think 2020 and an election have a lot to do with it. I've already told my kids we're going to make a Christmas bucket list soon, and it's gotten [...]