Thursday, June 26, 2014

It's Old But It's Good (Vintage Ramona and Austin Next Month)

I'm sitting here looking for a specific reference to writing with my daughters because next month -- at the Catholic Family Educators of Central Texas Convention, July 12th at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church) -- I'll be presenting a session on teaching writing in your homeschool.

So, I was scrolling through some posts on my blog and found this one from the fall of 2007, when Ramona was five years old:

You know you're a writing mom when ...
... writing "when the kids don't need me" makes prime-writing-time fall between one and six a.m. 
... you think of your computer as one your best friends (and yet you long to trade your best friend in for a newer, sleeker model.) 
... coffee is your favorite food group.  
... your kids regularly tell you, "Don't write that down!"
... your kids regularly tell you, "Mom! Write this down!"
... your five-year-old says, "Mommy, today I played my heart out. No ... I played my energy out. No ... 'played my heart out.' Yes. That sounds better. 'Today I played my heart out.' Yes. That's it."

If you'll be anywhere near Austin in the middle of July and would like to stop by, registration information for the CFE Conference can be found here, and contact information is here.

A complete schedule of the day can be found here. I'll be delivering the keynote address at 11:30 a.m., and will present the writing session at 2:45 p.m.

I hope I see you there!


Charlotte (WaltzingM) said...

I can't believe you are going to Austin on the same weekend that we are having the North Texas conference! Not fair! I'd totally drive to Austin to see you, but not that weekend. :(

Jennifer said...

Come on, Charlotte! Road trip!

Karen Edmisten said...

Yes! Road trip! :)

Charlotte (WaltzingM) said...

It sounds like fun, but I'm actually working at the convention in the vendor area. :(

ellie said...

Wow. I would love to attend a Writing in the Homeschool session with you!

Alas, Austin is not exactly in my backyarden :-)

Karen Edmisten said...

Ellie, you're so sweet. Wish it were in your backyarden! :)