How do you let go emotionally of your precious childhood home? Especially when our home is a unique work of art that inspired both its hippie builder and my mom to write a book about it. It's so stunning that every friend that ever visited for the first time commented on it in awe. So … Continue reading It’s Tough Letting Go
I'm still in shock about it, but it's true. Pinch me! Today Matt and I were actually able to claim the web domain name SavannahRogers.com! I just checked Facebook and found 75 (!) different people with my exact name, actually spelled the same, and another dozen or so with other spellings. Wowza! There's a chef … Continue reading Staking My Claim on the World Wide Web
I miss choir. Perhaps singing is my second language. I still remember random song lyrics from childhood. I also memorize better through song, and occasionally insert random singing in the middle of conversations. I have beautiful memories of singing lullabies with my mom while she rocked me in the rocking chair, of singing with friends, … Continue reading Make a Joyful Noise
Earlier this year I entered a couple of poems into consideration for a book designed to help students in classrooms get their wiggles out. When the shutdowns happened, the publishers included quarantine and other 2020 topics. I'll post my entry poems below. (I didn't make it into this book, but several of my poet friends … Continue reading Poems for Getting Your Wiggles Out
My Mom really is a hero. One night she kept our beautiful wooden house from burning down after our overzealous fireplace fire set the roof ablaze. I was in seventh or eighth grade, and doing my homework in the toasty living room fire pit area one chilly winter evening. Mom was there next to me, … Continue reading Mom Saved Our Burning House
It's a common question students ask, isn't it? There was an enlightening thread this week on the Ambleside Online Facebook group about how to answer this age old question. It got me pondering how I might answer my own kids when they ask. Here are my thoughts on why we need to learn "all this … Continue reading Why Do We Need to Learn All This Stuff?
I fell hard off the wagon of writing children's books during the disruption, emotion and confusion of Covid shutdowns this summer. I really hadn't yet regained my footing from when my Mom died last October. I usually like to write sweet or fun rollicking rhymes... and it has been a struggle to get back on … Continue reading Four New Book Babies Are Born!
This ceramic sugar jar was the one item in Mom's home I knew I'd want to keep when she passed away. October 14 last year, exactly one year ago, my mom died. It's been a tough year for sure. But do you know what makes everything better? A warm cup of hot tea with milk … Continue reading Tea with Mom
I am, I can, I ought, I will... Children are born persons... Education is a feast of ideas rather than the filling of a bucket... Nineteenth Century British educator Charlotte Mason had many wonderful, family-centered, empowering ideas about the human spirit and education. I'm inspired by her work. My favorite homeschool curriculum is a mostly-free, … Continue reading ‘Charlotte Mason Says’
The skies have been clear here these last few nights. Mars has been redder and brighter than I've ever seen it! I have fond memories of lying on patio loungers, the driveway, or the bed of our truck with the kids and scanning the sky for meteors, satellites, comets, the Milky Way, planets and constellations, … Continue reading ‘A Midnight Clear,’ Sung by McKenna and Me