Monthly Archives: November 2011

How Else Would They Learn to Stand in Line at the DMV?

As our kids dove under tables, climbed on stools and chased each other around, a mom turned to me and said, “Really, on days like this I really wish I could send him (her eldest son) to kindergarten so that … Continue reading

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A Five Year Old’s Answer to WHY?

As we sat down at the dinner table I pulled out a book. “Will you read to me, Mama?” Emily asked. “Sure baby, just as soon as I finish eating.” “What are you reading, Mama?” I turned the book cover … Continue reading

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Perchance to Dream

I had a dream last night. In it, I was attending some kind of outdoor concert with a ton of my high school classmates. We were all young, wearing the mod clothes of the mid 80’s, or the leather, metal … Continue reading

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A Thomas Jefferson Education – Book Review

If you have not read this book, I recommend it highly. It has really made me think about educational goals and the possible results of a more classical education (classical as in studying the classics, not classical as in our … Continue reading

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A Golden Nugget – in a Sea of Books

I re-arranged my living room this past Sunday. I have an L-shaped couch that dominates the small room. Every time you go through it there is the looming question, will there be a dog lying in just the wrong spot? … Continue reading

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On Sale Now…25% Off!

Becoming an author, getting up the courage each day to sit down and write, rewrite, and craft a story has been hard work. It took years for me to believe in myself and a great deal of passion, hope and … Continue reading

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Spreading Holiday Cheer…Like a Contagious Disease

Pardon me while I sneeze…   Ah there, much better. At least for a few minutes. Yeah, so…I’m sick. The typically once annual, can’t avoid it, snergelly-nosed, congested and can’t breathe, sore throat crap that no one wants. Especially not … Continue reading

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College – Is it a Waste of Time?

Between my recent reading of A Thomas Jefferson Education and this news article on NPR – A ‘Higher’ Education is a Waste of Time – I find myself wondering whether college will be in Emily’s future. Now, A Thomas Jefferson … Continue reading

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Our New Homeschool Journal

A purchase from a few months ago finally came in handy. Or should I say I finally remembered I had one? In any case, I dug around for a bit, and then pulled out this little ‘primary journal’. Emily is … Continue reading

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Giving Choices, Creating a Connection, Making Time

While I’m working on that whole ‘patience’ angle (translated: waiting for the books to arrive so I can read them) I’ve been taking some notes on changes I feel need to be made. Basically, I’ve still felt rather…lost…on the whole … Continue reading

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