10 Jun 2007

Need a New Look!

My husband Mike and I recently attended the FPEA convention in Orlando. We had the opportunity to volunteer at the Circle table in the exhibit hall and met many wonderful homeschool families. Throughout the weekend, I observed hundreds of homeschool moms, many of which had…great hair! Here’s what you need to understand – I’ve grown...
Read More
3 Jun 2007

A Letter from Kim Creasman

I have a quick break between softball and ballet recital and wanted to send out a huge thank you to the Circle staff and all the volunteers who made the Used Curriculum Sale possible. I’m so thankful I had the chance to volunteer on Friday. I wanted to give my time to our wonderful school,...
Read More
27 May 2007

Caught in the Chaos

This weekend marks the beginning of summer vacation. For homeschooling moms that seems to be a bit of a myth. The state homeschooling convention was this weekend and the scurry in the vendor hall was great. There were parents running down aisles to get to the vendor who was offering a 10% discount, mothers looking...
Read More
20 May 2007

Lessons Learned Along the Way

With the graduation of Andrew on Saturday, this weekend officially marks the end of our homeschooling journey. Here are several lessons I have learned along the way. 1. Do not walk alone. The task of educating your children will always require the support and understanding of someone else. There will be many challenges and days...
Read More
17 May 2007

Going the Distance

Several years ago I attended my first Circle Christian School graduation. I walked into the church exhausted and questioning our plans to continue in parent-directed education. I felt so alone in my doubts. The graduation ceremony turned out to be one of the most sacred events I have ever witnessed. I was given the opportunity...
Read More
13 May 2007


As Circle approaches graduation day for high school seniors, it is a time of reflection for many of us: the seniors thinking about plans for their future; the parents thinking about all the things they wish they still had time to do and share with their senior; the staff thinking about the many details to...
Read More
6 May 2007

Today I Gave My Daughter Away

On Saturday, Elisbeth Grace Werner married Timothy Aaron Graeser. It was an awesome time of celebration but also a humbling experience. The following are the words that I shared with them as I placed her hand in his. “Elisabeth – The joy of raising children is one of the greatest experiences of life. Your mother...
Read More
29 Apr 2007

One Generation Will Praise Thy Works to Another

On Saturday, Lauren Grandstaff, our granddaughter, graduated from kindergarten with thirty-eight other Circle students. The morning was very emotional for me as I understood more fully the truth of the scripture of the next generation doing what they were taught by their mothers and fathers. I am passionate about sharing the goodness of GOD with...
Read More
23 Apr 2007

What Language Are You Speaking?

We have spent the past week in California and Mexico celebrating the marriage of son Jonathan and his bride, Christina. It has been an incredible experience meeting her family and being with their friends. Nothing thrills my heart more than hearing from others the impact our kids have had on their lives. I am also...
Read More
15 Apr 2007

This is What I Have Lived For!

This week will begin the family celebrations of the Werner children. On Wednesday we will fly to San Diego to celebrate Jon and Christina’s marriage on April 20. On April 28 we will celebrate Lauren’s kindergarten graduation, May 5 will be the marriage of Elisabeth to Timothy Graeser, May 19 will be Andrew’s senior graduation...
Read More