Category Archives: Children

Foster The Good

The fact seems to be that children are like ourselves, not because they have become so, but because they are born so; that is, with tendencies, dispositions, towards good and evil, and also with a curious intuitive knowledge as to … Continue reading

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Reflections on Homeschooling

I’ve been reading several homeschooling books as of late and they have me doing much reflecting on my past and current methods of homeschooling. In short, the three books are these:                  All of the above books really … Continue reading

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In the Life of a Mama Bear

I love being a mother. I love raising my children.  I love nurturing their every need: protection, food, shelter, love and all that this entails. I also love bears. Maybe it’s because I can so closely relate to the stories of … Continue reading

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Book Review Wednesday: The Casual Observer

Book Title: The Casual Observer Author: Elizabeth Whitson Illustrator: Elizabeth Whitson Genre: Picture Book Publisher: C.R. Gibson Company (1973) ISBN-10: 0837880017 ISBN-13: 978-0837880013 Pages: 28 Age: 4-10 Why Did I Choose It? This picture book was, indeed, one of my … Continue reading

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Nothing Came Unglued in Vegas

Nothing came UNGLUED in Vegas. I somehow, once aboard a plane that took me 2349 miles away from home,  became the girl I used to be.  Relaxed, carefree, spontaneous, fun and, most of all, NOT WORRIED and NOT UNGLUED. Where did … Continue reading

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Charlotte Mason and Self Education

“Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child’s nature.”  ~ Charlotte Mason One of the biggest things I find attractive about the methodology of Charlotte Mason is the self-education.  I … Continue reading

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HELP! A Story of Friendship

Title:  Help!  A Story of Friendship Author:  Holly Keller Genre:  Fiction, Picture Book Pages: 40 Ages: 4-8 Publisher: Greenwillow Books (An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers) Why Did I Choose It?  It was displayed prominently on the library shelf on our … Continue reading

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