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Show and Tell Never Ends: How Public Speaking Can Impact your Life, Career, and Even Your Faith

My senior year in high school I did a senior project and it covered the basics of how to give a presentation. I did well; actually I scored the highest in my class on the rhetoric aspect. However I realized in college how ill-prepared I was when...

10 Things I Miss Most About Caldwell Academy: A Bad Homeschool Teacher's Confession

I am not a teacher. I never wanted to be a teacher. When so many of my friends were dreaming of being teachers, I wanted to be a horse trainer, a dancer or an actress. I knew almost as soon as my son was born that homeschooling was a calling and...

Remote Learning at Caldwell: A Parent Shares her Experience

These are strange times we are living in, with the conflicting paths of isolation from community alongside a greater need than ever for community support. This is where the Caldwell community has stepped up and shown its strengths in some obvious...

Wanted: A Classical Education for an Essential Technical Job

If you spend 5 minutes talking to either one of my boys, you will guess they will be engineers or scientists one day. Their logical expression of ideas and passion for things mechanical and chemical defines their interactions with the world. As...

Caldwell Has Prepared Me For The Future

I look back over my thirteen years at Caldwell and see mistakes made yet also countless goals achieved, few times better forgotten but more memories to be cherished, and moments of isolation but more importantly the community of a lifetime. I...

To Grow and Preserve: A Family's Garden Project

Since my boys were born, we have had a few “raised bed garden spots” throughout our yard, but I always wanted a big garden like my Dad had when I was growing up. It was huge. He would work for hours every afternoon when he got home and all day on...

Sunday Is Coming!

A few years ago, my husband Steven lost his job unexpectedly. I cannot stress how unprepared we were for this turn of events. We had a 5 month old and a 2 year old. I wasn’t bringing in any money because I stayed home with our kids. Steven’s...

Be Strong And Courageous: A Christian Parent's Response to Coronavirus

Someday soon, we will tire of hearing news about this pandemic. It has been everywhere - infiltrating our news feeds, our conversations with friends and strangers, and changing the way we work, pay our bills, spend our time, socialize, and shop...

Ten Tips for Families to Thrive During CoronaVirus

These are unprecedented times. There are many layers to each person's response to this pandemic, parents and children alike.We need to offer grace generously during this time, and we need to encourage and help each other along the way.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Along the spine of the mountains that run with the eastern United States, a verdant footpath weaves over 2,100 miles from Springer Mountain, GA to Mount Katahdin, ME. This footpath is known as the Appalachian Trail, one of my favorite places on...