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Having Faith and Hope

Well, here it is.  The end of the long “Summer of COVID-19”.  And while I’m sure we could list the bad things about this pandemic until the cows come home, what about the good things?  Yes, I said good things. I feel that it’s important…

Quaran-teen Stories: Part 5

For the final installment of my teen interviews about the pandemic, I asked Sam A. what it was like to be a high school senior during quarantine. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?  A: I just…

Quaran-teen Stories: Part 4

Welcome, everyone! This week I interviewed my friend Katherine R. about her 8th grade experience during COVID-19. Q: Hi, Katherine!  Please tell us a little bit about yourself.  A: I will be a freshman in high school this upcoming school year.…

Quaran-teen Stories, Part 3

Hello, everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed these interviews so far.  This week, I spoke with my cousin, Rebecca C. of Maryland, about her experience as a foreign exchange student before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Q: Can you tell us a…

Quaran-teen Stories: Part 2

For the second installment of my interviews about how COVID-19 has affected teens, I turned to my friend Grace E. to see what quarantine was like from a public-school perspective. Q: Hi, Grace!  What school do you attend, and what…

Quaran-teen Stories: Part 1

These last few months have brought about a lot of changes.  The story of quarantine has been viewed from many different perspectives. It’s been told from the point of view of parents, patients, healthcare workers, the elderly and politicians.  Well, I’m here…

Avoiding Stress at Home

If you’ve been stressed lately, I feel for you.  Being at home with my whole family for the last three months has been tough!  Between the coronavirus, protests, my sisters bursting into my room when I was trying to do…

Antique Fun!

I know that most teenagers may not like “old stuff," but I do.  I’ve grown up reading Little House on the Prairie and Anne of Green Gables, watching Downton Abbey, and listening to Hamilton.  So suffice to say, I’m a big…

Quaran-teen:

There have been lots of articles with ideas for ways to entertain kids during quarantine, but there aren’t many for teens. Well, speaking as a teen myself, since most camps, vacation Bible schools, and events have been cancelled or postponed,…

Driving With a Tank

I can’t believe it, but it’s June.  It feels like time has been moving both really slowly and super quickly these past few weeks.  After all, you know what they say: “Time flies when you’re stuck at home all the time!” Anyway,…

Fostering a Love for Nature:

My mother-in-law asked me, “How do you get your kids so excited about being outside?” With the trend and allure in our culture of living a more screen-filled existence, it can be tough figuring out how to prioritize being outside.…

Unschooling and Distance Learning

Unschooling: An educational method and philosophy that advocates learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning. As a teenager, I dropped out of mainstream education. I was thirteen, and my mom and I decided I could take a "break" for…

Earth Day in the Every Day

Next week is Earth day. At my children’s school, we had big plans. We were going to dedicate the garden in front of our school with a plaque, officially confirming its status as a Monarch Waystation. We were going to…

Meeting Your Edge:

Edge of a waterfall There is a term we use at Under The Canopy, my nature explorers program, called “meeting your edge.” When you meet your edge, you are working on the uncomfortable feeling of being new at something. Taking…

A Walk Through Keystone Ancient Forest

I wonder what it was like for the indigenous Osage people of Oklahoma to walk through the forest of Northeast Oklahoma prior to white colonization? Washington Irving, an author and explorer, wandered through Indian Territory (modern-day Oklahoma) in 1832 and…

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