Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dr. Tim: Reviews for the Cure

If you have followed my blog for long, you know I am fundraising for my September 2011 Komen 3-Day in Washington, DC. Fundraising is hard work. I have reached my minimum goal but my daughter Abbie and my friend DJ have not.

My husband, Dr. Tim, recently published his second textbook. It is called Psychology: A Christian Perspective and is a 1 credit high school course to prepare students (and their parents) for college Psychology 101.

If you are a blogger, check out his offer - it is a good one!

Dr. Tim: Reviews for the Cure: "In my last post I offered Psychology: A Christian Perspective to 100 people who would write a review and share it with their social netwo..."

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I am a fortunate woman. I am married to a great guy and we have 4 wonderful children. I have a loving family and super duper awesome friends. Life can't get much better!

A few years back Tim wrote Homeschool Psych because we could not find a high school psychology textbook from a Christian perspective. It was so popular that he wrote another textbook - Psychology: High School Edition.

If you have a child in 11th or 12th grade, they NEED to read this book. Even if your child is not going to college, they need to be aware of the worldview in the psychology courses their friends are taking.

Don't wait - check it out today!


Monday, July 11, 2011

I abhor ticks!

Years ago when Daniel was about 4 he would say every Tuesday (that is our homeschool co-op day), "I HATE CO-OP!" Being the good mother that I am I told him that hate was not a nice word. Being a homeschool mamma, I taught him alternatives.

Then Tuesday's sounded like this, "I loathe co-op. I really abhor it." A few weeks into our dislike of the word HATE, his co-op preschool teacher told me that Daniel had explained to her (and every child in his class {there were about 20}) that there were better choices for the word hate. Then he went on to list a few that he liked. His list included loath, despise, abhor, dislike, detest, and recoil at.

This brings me to what I am abhorring, and that is ticks!!

I detest ticks. I loath ticks. I despise ticks. I recoil at the thought of a tick on me. Ticks make me mad; they make me cry. I really dislike them!

Today I found a tick on me. It was not just crawling up my leg (no, I was not wearing light colored pants tucked into my socks.) The tick was attached to my abdomen and was having an A negative meal. UGH!

At first I was shocked (oh, how could this happen) and then I was mad. The winning emotion was terror and after a few minutes of crying and screaming (I have to confess I am a wimp when it comes to bugs) Tim was able to remove the tick. I can still see the spot where it was embedded though.

So, what did I learn from today's experience? I am a constant source of amusement for my family and I will never ever make it as an outdoors man. This leads me to wonder; if I am not a country girl (country girls shrug off tick bites) nor am I a city girl (no stilettos and clubbing for me)what kind of girl am I?

I'll leave you to ponder that question - as you may wonder the same thing.

If you are a nervous type or afraid of bugs, scroll down no further. I have posted a photo of different types and sizes of ticks!

I have found that in everything there can be humor and that to educate myself is one way to remove the fear. So, I'll look at the tick drawings.