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Feb 25 2016

Homeschool, at a glance

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This is what you might see of our homeschooling routine this week, if you glance in my windows. A mosaic, slathered in grace. Education is a mosaic of beauty. The various coloured fragments are interrelated. ~Elizabeth Goudge, Linnets & Valerians, p68~          You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace […]

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Feb 18 2016

Life in the Weeds

I was gritting my teeth through the morning… two crying in one room while two squabbled in another… one wetting her pants while another filled his diaper… two boys throwing up hands because of math problems while the baby throws up milk because I didn’t pat out his burps while I want to throw in […]

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Feb 16 2016

Photo Challenge, Week Seven

Week Seven: Portrait, Faceless

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Sep 01 2015

Irrigating Deserts

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. ~C. S. Lewis~ We need to take special care to tell stories that are ‘not suitable’ for modernists. The Bible contains dragons, giants, principalities, satyrs, and unicorns. Invariably, these get cleaned up in translation so that modernist evangelicals are […]

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Aug 31 2015

Homeschooling, 2015-2016

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So although we have been schooling year-round, we decided to claim a day as the official start to the new school year. Thus, today is our “first day of school” for the 2015-2016 school year! For us, this meant pulling out a couple new textbooks that Gabriel has been very excited about ~ especially Greek! […]

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Jul 20 2015

Making a Joyful Noise

My big boy got to participate in the wonderful blessing of music camp this summer for the first time. I loved being a choir mom! I hope it’s just the first taste of many more similar things yet to come. Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to […]

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May 10 2015

Creating Memories, V

CREATING MEMORIES, V looking forward & back It’s Mother’s Day! And I am in the blessed scenario of both having a mother and being a mother. Do you know, when I was a young child, my grandma had the pretty unique blessing of both being a grandma and having a grandma?! Yes, we had five […]

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May 09 2015

Creating Memories, IV

As we approach the end of our conversation on creating memories for our children, (see the intro, part I, part II, and part III, as well as quotes and Scriptures on the matter) I will share some specific ways that we pursue particular routines & events to create memories for our children which we hope & […]

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May 07 2015

Creating Memories, III

Another installment in the conversation on creating memories for our children, see the intro, part I, and part II, as well as memory quotes & a sidebar on grace. And now I will tell you briefly a little of some hows & whys behind a few of the overarching qualities that we seek to pursue […]

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Apr 27 2015

My Wee Bibliophile

Asher has always loved books, with a passion and dedication that has long surprised us, literally from infancy. And today, a month shy of 3 1/2, we sat together on the couch and he read to me. I brought out some readers that Gabriel had used when he learned to read, and Asher quickly read […]

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