Beach Day

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Bright blue beach umbrellas.  Hot sand between my toes, walking toward the welcoming water.  Dark wash jeans rolled up, wide cuff just above ankles transform into shorts just above knees; flip-flop sandals slip into each back pocket. Bent over the dancing shallow water searching for seashells. Surf boards.  Sparkling water.  Sand pipers in the shallows. I’m pulled into … Continue reading

Sunday Snapshots

It is Sunday and the sun is shining here in central Florida.  The past few days have been cool and dreary with overcast skies and rain; lots of rain.  But today I awoke feeling refreshed and energized.  When I went to pull back the curtains what did I find but blue skies with fat puffy … Continue reading

Summer, Sisters and 1979

Summer, Sisters and 1979

I remember summer. Sweaty palms filled with sticky candy and slippery handle bars on bicycles with banana seats; sunny skies that were streaked with cotton candy clouds and the sound of chatter and traffic. Sidewalks shimmering in the heat filled with children playing jacks and jumping rope; hop-scotch and clapping with my older sister, Jessica … Continue reading

Thanks, Mom! Encouragement for Homeschooling Moms

© Una-Melina // Worthy Books & Things. A Living Education: Thanks Mom! Encouragement for Homeschooling Moms

This post is dedicated to my self-taught, creative mother who totally rocked the 31st Proverb!  She taught us how to cook, clean, care for a family, shop frugally and show hospitality.  I learned that hugs and smiles, tears and laughter are part of any good conversation.  She instilled confidence in her children with oft used phrases … Continue reading

O Pioneers! A Personal History of Homeschooling

A Living Education: Homeschool Pioneers

I was one of the original ‘Pioneers’ of the home school movement back in 1983. My daring parents, former hippies, current musicians and artists, saved by grace out of the miry clay had such a dramatic testimony of God’s goodness that churches often asked them to come and share their story of salvation and family … Continue reading

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