Academic, Opinion

Universal Basic Income: Humanity’s Revolving Path Forward

The following essay was written February 9, 2020 (on the verge of but prior to Andrew Yang's presidential race drop-out, the coronavirus pandemic, and the crash of the U.S./world economy) for my government class. Although Senator Mitch McConnell has taken credit for this idea (following Mitt Romney and others), the points made in this article and by Andrew Yang remain applicable, perhaps now more than ever.

2e, Gifted, Homeschooling

That One Topic Just Too Weird for Even Those Weird Homeschoolers

After a couple months of mulling it over, I finally worked up enough nerve to ask this lovely, incredibly supportive group of homeschoolers for recommendations on a topic my son has been bugging me about for several years now. Don't be silly, Stacie. You can ask homeschoolers anything! Most of them are so open-minded and… Continue reading That One Topic Just Too Weird for Even Those Weird Homeschoolers

Writing Tips

Author Q&A: Audrey Wick on FINDING TRUE NORTH

As promised, below is my first author Q&A with Audrey Wick on her book, Finding True North. Thank you again, Audrey! Hi, Stacie! It’s such a pleasure to be a guest on your blog. I’ve always enjoyed our chats about books and writing, and now your blog audience gets to peek into one of our… Continue reading Author Q&A: Audrey Wick on FINDING TRUE NORTH

2e, Homeschooling, Opinion, Personal

Close Your Mouth

"Close your mouth," my husband whispered to me as I sat in the passenger seat at the Dairy Queen drive-through window. The man taking our order stood patiently waiting. As I watched the chocolate sauce ooze down onto a vanilla cone, I got caught open-mouthed and nearly drooling. I was debating over a chocolate fudge… Continue reading Close Your Mouth

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