Book Review: Growing Sustainable Together | nylc11.wordpress.com

Growing Sustainable Together by Shannon Brescher Shea is a book for parents, but really it is for anyone who is interested in changing their life. Shannon, a self-proclaimed environmentalist, does a nice job detailing each chapter with examples from her life while she is trying her best to live sustainable, work, and raise her two … More Book Review: Growing Sustainable Together | nylc11.wordpress.com

Dear Daughter, you were never mine | nylc11.wordpress.com

Dear Daughter, Your first Mother’s Day approaches and I am excited for you. Surely you have expectations, hopes, and dreams. It is my sincere wish that everything will come true. Eventually. But as you likely figured out by now, life is what you make of it. We aren’t close. You’re not actually mine. I have … More Dear Daughter, you were never mine | nylc11.wordpress.com

Book Review: Your Child’s Inner Drive | nylc11.wordpress.com

We have been sheltering at home for the last 35 days because of COVID-19 which has caused a global pandemic. Every once in a while, but especially after a trying day, I find myself doubting my parenting abilities. I’m part of BlogAbout network and received a copy of Your Child’s Inner Drive authored by Wendy … More Book Review: Your Child’s Inner Drive | nylc11.wordpress.com

Book Review: Not All Who Wander (Spiritually) Are Lost | nylc11.wordpress.com

A few years ago I “met” Traci Rhoades through the Her View From Home writer’s group. She asked if someone could beta-read a book she had been working on and I was up for the task. Fast-forward a few years later, lots of praying and work, Traci’s debut book is now finished and will be … More Book Review: Not All Who Wander (Spiritually) Are Lost | nylc11.wordpress.com

Homeschooling is not school at home | nylc11.wordpress.com

I am not a teacher or an expert homeschooler. I am a mother who decided enough is enough and changed what wasn’t working. If you’re reading this post then I am guessing something isn’t working to your satisfaction either. Whatever it is let me say it crystal-clear: homeschooling is not school at home. You are … More Homeschooling is not school at home | nylc11.wordpress.com

Finding your voice and way of life | nylc11.wordpress.com

Recently I was told, “There’s people like you who go their own way with or without approval and then there’s people like me who fight to find their voice.” When she said it I couldn’t figure out if it was a compliment, a simple statement or an accusation. Analyzing this random comment made me realize … More Finding your voice and way of life | nylc11.wordpress.com