Author: Susie Lloyd

Got Winter Homeschool Burnout? Take 20 Minutes of Joy

What did Melville write again, “The damp, drizzly November in my soul whenever I find myself pausing involuntarily before coffin warehouses?” That is exactly how winter homeschool burnout feels – only forget November. November is National Decorating Season in America. Having died before reaching the age of one hundred seventy-two, Melville never knew. I feel certain that if faced with… Read more →

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Teach Modesty Modest-ly

I started writing this modesty article twelve years ago. Why the rush? Let’s just say I enjoy this topic about as much as men enjoy talking about childbirth.  Would it surprise you to know that I’m not alone? Many of my friends feel the same way. I’m not talking about my neighbors who wash the car on Sunday mornings in their… Read more →

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So, What Exactly ARE Your Sins? Let’s Talk Catholic Confession

How do these conversations get started? My seatmate on the flight was a sixteen year old cowboy named Cody. The flight attendant had come around handing out wine which I accepted with delight. Traveling stresses me out. Cody, who looked twenty-five, said no thanks. “I don’t drink,” he told me. “I’m a Christian.” “I do,” I said. “I’m a Catholic.… Read more →