Spilled Milk Blog

  • How to read “Sense and Sensibility” along with the BBC miniseries

    How to read “Sense and Sensibility” along with the BBC miniseries

    You all have loved our post on how to read Pride and Prejudice along with the BBC miniseries (because, Colin Firth!), and some of you have requested we do a similar post on Sense & Sensibility. So, here I am to save the day! At the homeschool co-op where I teach literature, I also happen […] Read more

  • Did Christmas overwhelm you? Here’s our year-long Christmas shopping plan for sanity.

    Did Christmas overwhelm you? Here’s our year-long Christmas shopping plan for sanity.

    Christmas is three weeks deep in my rearview window, but my bank statement is feeling it now. I’m guessing I’m not the only one who puts off shopping until the last minute, then panic-shops and has the financial hit to go with it. This year, I’m determined to bring more sanity to my advent season. […] Read more

  • 50+ Eagle Project Ideas that have a Social Justice Focus

    50+ Eagle Project Ideas that have a Social Justice Focus

    The Eagle rank in Scouts BSA is one of the most distinguished achievements a teen can earn, and rightly so. It is a lot of work, but the kids I know are excited and willing to do it. With so many young people are focused on social justice these days, I wanted to share some […] Read more

  • Is hiring a ghostwriter right for you?

    Is hiring a ghostwriter right for you?

    The internet has been abuzz this week with leaks from Prince Harry’s deeply personal new memoir, Spare. And yes, I will admit that I have already pre-ordered my copy and will be submerging into my bed for some binge-reading the moment it arrives. #Sorrynotsorry. Whatever your opinion of the rogue prince, it seems like the […] Read more

  • How I taught middle school Geography at our homeschool co-op

    How I taught middle school Geography at our homeschool co-op

    When I was tapped to teach 5th to 8th grade Geography last year at my homeschool co-op, I was really excited but totally clueless about where to start looking for a (preferably free) middle school geography curriculum. I really wanted to teach a fun class that opened my students’ eyes to the diverse beauty of […] Read more

  • To-do list for the day after a school shooting

    To-do list for the day after a school shooting

    -Tell myself I will NOT argue with the moms on Facebook saying “guns aren’t the problem” -Argue with the other moms on Facebook saying that “guns aren’t the problem” -Stare wistfully at the tufts of my son’s blonde hair while he draws with markers  -Answer the question, why is Mommy crying? -Answer the question, why […] Read more