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Making Merry in the Museum!

Tis the season to be jolly! This month, let’s look at some festive works of art as we celebrate the many reasons to be joyous this season.   When I’m in the galleries, I like to use my imagination and come up...

This New Orleans Boy Doesn’t Belong There

This blog is not easy. It’s ugly and raw. It’s truthful and painful and so very, very sad. It is an enormous deviation from my regular content. It’s every bit not at all about me and entirely about me a...
Heart-Tracy with her daughters

Heart

My 7 year old daughters are really just barely "twins" these days.  It wasn't always this way.  These two had to match down to the socks for the first five years of their lives.  People assumed that I dressed t...
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The City Can Be Your Classroom

An ideological leap that every new homeschooler makes is around WHERE homeschooling happens, and that it is not restricted to your home. We’ve mentioned parkschooling, because that happens a lot in the cooler m...
feeling thankful with New Orleans Art Museum

Feeling Thankful at NOMA

During this time of year, I feel especially thankful for all of my family and friends. The people in my life have helped me become the person that I am today, and I am grateful for them! With this in mind, I t...
kids in the Young Scholars program at work

How the Homeschooling Journey Begins

Seventeen years ago, I married my best friend and we started this journey together. Sixteen years ago, we experienced our first miscarriage, leaving us uncertain if we would ever be parents. Fifteen years ago...
tracy's kids look out at the city

Un-Naturally Yours

We had a double whammy this past week.  And just so we appreciated it extra special much, we got our faces full of that double whammy AND a tasty cherry on top in the middle of our neighborhood Walgreens.  With...
homeschooling in a park

Homeschooling on a Budget

You’ve considered homeschooling, but who can afford it?  You’d have to quit your job or cut back your hours (particularly if your little is little), and even if that isn’t true, you’d have to take the cherub(s...

Fun, Spooky Sculptures at NOMA

Happy October, families! As we look forward to cooler weather, trick-or-treating, and of course, costuming, I wanted to introduce you to one of my favorite spooky sculptures. Meet Spider by Louise Bourgeois! T...