Spilled Milk Blog

  • The Good and the Beautiful science curriculum: Is it rigorous enough?

    The Good and the Beautiful science curriculum: Is it rigorous enough?

    This review contains my honest opinions. I wasn’t compensated for this review and didn’t receive free copies of the curriculum. When I first started homeschooling my kids—then in 7th, 5th, and 2nd grades—I relied heavily on my sister’s library of used homeschool curriculum, which was mostly made up of Memoria Press workbooks and teacher’s guides. […] Read more

  • Montage your life: A trick for when you can’t rest

    Montage your life: A trick for when you can’t rest

    Anyone else having a hard time letting themselves rest now that the pandemic is starting to wind down in the U.S.? I’ve been struggling with this lately, even though I’ve been busy serving as the sole caregiver, friend, teacher, playmate, and germ guardian (virus bouncer?) to both of my children for the last year and […] Read more

  • Do black lives matter in the Southern suburbs?

    Do black lives matter in the Southern suburbs?

    In our neighborhood in the Nashville suburbs, almost every house has a yard sign that reads, “Drive like your children live here,” with a heart emblem around it. There are neon-colored, plastic figurines waving flags that say, “SLOW,” at other houses, and the moms shove them farther into the intersections so that even if cars […] Read more

  • Why I’ll keep masking . . . for a little while, at least

    Why I’ll keep masking . . . for a little while, at least

    The CDC announced this week that vaccinated people no longer need to mask or social distance, and that’s really exciting news. But last night, as I took my two teenagers to get their vaccines and left my disappointed on-the-cusp 11-year-old at home, it struck me that this new phase of the pandemic might be scientifically […] Read more

  • The sacred ground of broken expectations

    The sacred ground of broken expectations

    What would I have missed if my expectations for my child had been met? A special needs mom considers. Read more

  • A diverse US History curriculum every high school kid needs to read

    A diverse US History curriculum every high school kid needs to read

    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. Read more