Academic, Opinion

What Makes a Mother

Motherhood could be defined as the state of being a mother. But what makes a mother? Some would say that a mother is just a female human who bore children and motherhood is simply her classification. However, that is not an adequate description because it disregards the word’s remaining definitions; downplays the distinct differences between… Continue reading What Makes a Mother

2e, Academic

Literacy Lessons Learned

I have not been as diligent with posting on my blog as I would like to be, but I have been busy with coursework. However, I am still writing, and I'd like to share with you an essay I wrote for my English class as proof (with a few edits included). Literacy Lessons Learned The… Continue reading Literacy Lessons Learned

2e, Gifted, Homeschooling

Learning as you Grow

I'm sitting at the kitchen table watching you dig in your green beans and corn, your chicken nuggets scarfed down and your watery juice already gone, too. You pick through your green beans, getting at the bits of bacon hiding between. I know you're about to pick up your plate and throw it on the… Continue reading Learning as you Grow


Stacie’s Wanna-Do-Before-I-Die List

Bucket List Publications is an online magazine focused on living life to its fullest and making other people's dreams a reality. (You can read their blog here.) After reading some of their touching and inspiring lists, like Kelly Little's Before Someone Else Kicks the Bucket and Merrilee's Facing Life List, I decided to create one of my own. Here goes nothing. In no… Continue reading Stacie’s Wanna-Do-Before-I-Die List

Writing Tips

Fiction Writing 101: From First Draft to Publication

by Beth Wiseman, summarized and embellished by Stacie Brown McCullough Bestselling and award-winning author Beth Wiseman taught a workshop on fiction writing. With her permission, I am posting (and embellishing) my notes from the class which were the most helpful to me, and hopefully, to you. Table of Contents Click a topic in the list… Continue reading Fiction Writing 101: From First Draft to Publication