A few days ago, there was a posting on the Homefires discussion forum from Diane Flynn Keith. It talked about how sometimes we, as parents, feel as though we have to push our kids into learning based on what others are learning in public schools. I know I am guilty of that sometimes. Sometimes it takes days like the past few days to snap me back to where I should be. Taliesin is learning the mandolin and has been practicing for a talent contest coming up next month. You should have seen him beam today when he played the song "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round" with minimal help. He was so proud of himself. Right now, both boys are in the back yard helping their dad with planting a garden. Nathanael is mesmorized with the earthworms and grubs Kelsey has been unearthing with each dig with the shovel. Taliesin takes each earthwom and puts it beside our newly planted grape vine because they will help it grow. I just need to remember these moments the next time I think I need to press more school subjects on them. :^)
Other than being a full-time unschooling mom, I am a graduate of Liberty University with a bachelor or science in religion, a bachelor of science in education, and a master of arts in human services: Christian ministries. I believe God is calling me to begin a type of urban ministry that focuses on emotional and spiritual abuse. You will see several blogs listed under my username. Dandelions and Daisies is no longer in operation, but I do keep the blog up to show some of the activities we conducted.