Category Archives: Flotsam and Jetsam

12 Tips For “Destressifying” Your Travel Plans

Yes, I know that “destressifying” isn’t a word.  I just made it up. (Hmm…maybe I should trademark it!) And by the way, does the guy in this picture not look like the most destressified person you’ve ever seen?  🙂 In any case, today I am featuring a guest post by Aaron Schulman, who gave us…




Are Your Family Photos Banished?

For those who’ve been following my blog for a while you may remember me talking about being ill in the last six months or so.  While I did recover from an acute illness that I had at the end of December, I was still experiencing severe fatigue when I went in for a routine check-up…




My Month and The Top Posts of 2011

If you are a regular reader of my blog you may have noticed that I have been somewhat MIA this month.  I did spend the first part of the month studying for the final exam in my history class (I’m working on finishing an English Lit degree at Florida State University).  That class was a…




Christian Men: Respect is Earned

I unfortunately had to delete a post from my website this week.  It was actually a post that was published many months ago – back in July to be exact.  The reason for deleting it: hypocrisy. The whole point of the post was actually to link to someone else’s blog.  I had read a post…




A Comment About Rascal Flatts

I am taking a mini-break, once again, from my series on “How To Teach” specific subjects in order to address an issue that came to my attention recently.  While this post does not classify as a “home-schooling” post I do believe it can be classified as a “parenting” post, particularly if you are a Christian…




Valuable Home-School Links

I have been super-busy this past week or so because I have a paper due next Tuesday for my college history class.  What’s that, you say?  Anne is in college?!  Yes I am.  I am absolutely determined to finish the college degree I started over 30 years ago. One of the many reasons why I…




Anne’s Shrimp, Mushroom, and Chicken Linguine With Creamy Herb Sauce

This website is devoted to helping prospective and current home-schoolers find answers to their questions about home-schooling and to help them find the resources to do that most effectively, so I normally stick to topics that deal specifically with home-schooling philosophy or the home-school process.  But today I am making an exception. This week I prepared a dish that I…




Overdosing on Turkey?

It has been many years since I have made a turkey for Thanksgiving not because I have anything against turkey, but because I have not hosted Thanksgiving for many years.  That honor has fallen to my sister for the last several years. Ever since my older brother was killed by a drunk driver in 1997,…




What Do the Miami Dolphins Have to Do With Home-Schooling?

What do the Miami Dolphins have to do with home-schooling?  Did you know that Jason Taylor, who played for the Dolphins for eleven years – and then played for the Redskins, and then played for the Dolphins, and then played for the Jets and then played for the Dolphins again before officially announcing his retirement…




It’s Funny How…

It’s funny how… Generations ago large families were the norm in spite of the fact that we are told that modesty and abstinence until marriage cause people to have hang-ups about sex. Politicians say that to get out of economic problems the government needs to spend more money while at the same time they tell us that as…