Write Right

Write Right

What NOT To Do When Your Mom Is The Proofer By Bradley Rosenfeld and Sue Rosenfeld Sometimes I feel like I’m being watched. Is there a Grammar Ninja crouching in my closet, a Spelling Commando sleeping under my bed, or a Writing Super Spy peering through my window?  Actually, it’s just my mom making sure my writing is correct. She has hired some of the best spies in the business. Since then, I have been on a mission to discover as much as I can about her spies and to learn what NOT to do when my mom is the proofreader. Here are five things I’ve learned: If you misplace a comma or use a period incorrectly, the Punctuation Prodders (PP) will reveal it. For instance, my mom’s glasses give her special x-ray vision. She notices if I mistakenly use a period...

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Small Places Can Be Big Fun

Small Places Can Be Big Fun

When you hear the phrase, “field trip,” what comes to mind? Many people will give answers like a trip to the zoo, attending a play, visiting the local aquarium or museums. A few might mention their most popular local historical sites. In California those would be the missions, in Washington D.C. of course you have the monuments to visit, and in Texas there’s the Alamo. You get the idea. While those are all great field trips, what many people overlook when choosing a field trip are the many lesser known historical spots there are to explore. These places usually have much smaller budgets focused almost exclusively on the preservation of the sites themselves with little or nothing left for advertising their existence. So it may take a bit more research to find...

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Should I Homeschool?

Should I Homeschool?

By Jaime Gantt People often say to me, “I wish I could homeschool.” That thought is usually followed by a disclaimer such as, “but I don’t have enough patience,” or, “I could never get my kids to listen to me.” The reality is that homeschool moms are no different than other moms. We often lack patience and we frequently have trouble keeping our children on task. Eleven years of homeschooling and five children have taught me that the most important component of every homeschool adventure is calling. You are probably wondering what I mean by calling. The most important factor in any decision is to know whether or not it is God’s will for your life. When it comes to big, life-altering decisions such as homeschooling, it is even more important to seek...

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Life With ADHD

Life With ADHD

  These days most of us have heard the term “ADHD.” We may even know someone who has this condition, but not all of us are clear on exactly what it means.   According to the National Institute of Mental Health: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. But what do all those big words mean? What is life like for someone who has ADHD? Well, my 9 year old son, Monkey, has ADHD so I thought I would ask him how he thinks ADHD affects his life. (No his name isn’t really Monkey but to protect his privacy we’re going to use his nickname today.) So, Monkey. We have talked a lot about ADHD and how it...

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