Tag Archive 'Homeschooling'

Jun 02 2016

A Child’s World

I set my children up with some map puzzles this morning. The eight year old with one of the world… The four year old with one of the United States… But apparently it has been a little while since we’ve done geography on this level, because the younger one suddenly bursts out, “Mommy!! Mommy!! Neverland!! […]

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May 10 2016

Enjoy It

What is one of the first, last, and most common things that an older & wiser woman tells a young mama? Enjoy it. Enjoy these days, because they go by all too quickly. Oh! Don’t we know it! I do not begrudge the sentiment by a long shot, nor do I hold it against the throngs who […]

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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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