The Power of Voice

Leighton has struggled in his writing this year. His curriculum is asking him to write essays and creative writing projects of five paragraphs in length. It’s often difficult to get him to go from an outline, to a rough draft, to a completed paper in a week’s time. He isn’t a very fast typist (which … Continue reading The Power of Voice

A Lesson on Encouragement

  I learned a lesson on encouragement the other day.  Edric was having a lot of difficulty learning syllables.  I can’t blame him.  He’s just moved past decoding words.  For a while, we were at the stage where he might read a word such as “tree” by sounding out each of its sounds as in … Continue reading A Lesson on Encouragement


I believe there are times in life when pain and difficulty are the best teachers.  They say that there are certain stressful situations which, if experienced too often, can actually lead to a decline in one’s health, among other problems.  Namely:  Moving, changing jobs, adding children to your family, divorce, death, or sudden financial downturn. … Continue reading Change