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The Cork Board · 3d ago

Responding to Racism in Schools

Last week in a neighboring high school district in our county, students were disciplined for staging a photo where their spirit week Scrabble letters spelled out, “N****r.” [1] Obviously, this incident is restarting a conversation about racism in sch...
The Cork Board · 6d ago

Podcast | #05 Kris Kittle, PhD (Part 2)

As promised, here is the second part* of my conversation with Dr. Kris Kittle on her upcom...
The Cork Board · 1W ago

The summer I tried all the meal delivery services

You know. All the ones that pop up on Facebook where they send the exact amount of fresh ingredients you need to make specific meals. How it all started It all started when a friend “shared” a Hello Fresh box with me. I received $40 off and she also ...
The Cork Board · 1W ago

Podcast | #04 Kris Kittle, PhD (Part 1)

I’m so excited to welcome Dr. Kris Kittle to the show this week. After adopting an older c...
The Cork Board · 2W ago

Podcast | #03 Nicole Pritchard

This week’s guest is adoptive mama extraordinaire, Nicole Pritchard. We chat about creative ways to meet the needs of kids from hard places and how to increase their tolerance over time. You...
The Cork Board · 2W ago

More Tips for Homeschooling a Student with FASD

If you didn’t read the first post about our current curriculum choices, read this post first. Also, it might be relevant to note that while I had our son who is fetal alcohol affected in mind while writing, these tips are also useful for students wit...
The Cork Board · 3W ago

Podcast | #02 Bethany Kaczmarek

I’ve met amazing people during our family’s crazy journey, and the unCorked Podcast is my way of introducing their amazing stories to you! My guest this week is Bethany Kaczmarek. Besides being an inspiring teacher and mama, she just published her fi...
The Cork Board · 3W ago

Homeschooling and FASD

Among other things (like the launch of the new unCorked podcast), September is apparently the month to increase awareness about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and other related diagnoses. It’s also the month that we start back to a more intentional homeschoo...
The Cork Board · 1M ago

Podcast | #01 Karen Harris

I’ve met amazing people during our family’s crazy journey, and the unCorked Podcast is my way of introducing their amazing stories to you! Karen Harris is a veteran, homeschooling mama to many. She has a great sense of humor and no-nonsense parenting...
The Cork Board · 1M ago

Middle School Curriculum | Choices for a Classical Education

Our homeschool community, Bridges, is officially back at full swing. I’m excited to be the tutor for our Logic level program which is equivalent to 7 and 8 grade (middle school). We do both grades together with a 2-year curriculum that can be taken i...