Category Archives: homeschooling

Take Heed That Ye Offend Not

As we think about parenting and the formation of the children, it is helpful to look at the places where Christ interacts with children and speaks about them in the Gospels. Really we find only a little bit here but … Continue reading

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The Gift of Unhurried Days

It is 8 o’clock on a summer morning and only two children are awake! Our summer days have taken on a rhythm that allows the children to sleep and waken slowly, or to bounce from bed to pursue reading, or … Continue reading

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Growth: Hard Work, Holding On, Letting Go

‘Tis the season of growth! Everywhere new plants are pushing up through the soil and people are changing what they did before to accommodate a life that is different than what they had planned. Children are growing and changing too … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place

  Where are your places? Where do you find yourself most firmly rooted? Where do you go when life is too much and you need to breathe? Lately, I have found myself at sea, and without a fixed place or … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Action Is Not Irresponsible!

This morning I was very tempted to cancel lessons and chores and let everyone go their separate and very whiny ways! Our priest came over last night to bless the gardens since it was Rogation Monday and stayed to supper. … Continue reading

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Summer Lessons: Combining Masterly Inactivity and Structure

Oh Summer! How we love your long, lazy days and lack of agenda and how we grieve over the quarrels and claims of “I’m booooored”. It is certainly true that idleness breeds mischief eventually and  while a holiday can refresh, … Continue reading

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Who Feeds The Teacher? Mother Culture Is An Essential.

“Do not let the endless succession of small things crowd great ideals out of sight and out of mind.” Charlotte Mason I have been thinking about this issue of renewing ourselves this week, as a succession of small things have … Continue reading

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Geography Begins At Home

Geography is the study of places, so we begin by helping the child to observe his own places and learn how they relate to him and to each other and to begin to see how they shape what he does … Continue reading

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An April “Vacation”

I often take time over the Christmas Holidays to evaluate our current year and put some ideas on paper for the next twelve months for school and for summer activities and travel plans. This year, I decided that I was … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Musing

What a week! Last week we were mostly home but still seeing some friends occasionally and getting out to parking lot Adoration at our parish where we could kneel out of doors and see our friends from a safe distance. … Continue reading

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