Category Archives: Life

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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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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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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Finding A Rhythm In A New Situation

In the midst of so much change and restriction it can be tempting to throw internal family structure to the four winds! After all, the children can’t go to their regular classes and activities, they aren’t getting the chance to … Continue reading

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Are You Savouring Your “Tiny Moments”? Do You Know Where To Find Them?

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This past summer has been hard for so many of us! Long, hot, and filled with turmoil at home, in the political scene, and for us, Catholics, in our church as allegations and accusations fly. We are about to begin … Continue reading

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And It Was Summer (or at least time for a summer schedule)

One of the things that I have learned about myself in eleven years of parenting, is that I am easily distracted and driven off on wild rabbit trails! Any time we have the opportunity to just let things go, I … Continue reading

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