Monthly Archives: May 2012

Four Momss, 35+ Kids: Cooking with Children

The Four Moms: Raising Olives, Life in a Shoe, Smockity Frocks,   and Me A while ago a young friend of ours in his 20s confessed that he did not know the first thing about cooking, because his mother didn’t want him in the kitchen. It was a very small kitchen and she really was flustered by […]

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Nature Study

  A little patient study of the work of spiders will bring out many wonders…

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Rules The Equuschick Never Knew She’d Need to Make

Equuschick and fam are camping and then going on to visit Shasta’s grandmother this week, but I just had to share this with the internets world: The rule: “Do not throw urine on the kitchen floor.”   Yes, really.  The backstory, from the Equuschick herself: The Dread Pirate Grasshopper was sent to his frog toddler […]

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Education-Related Reading Vortex

I am a hands on reader. I like to underline and star passages that interest me, makes notes in the margins, keep lists of other books and events referenced in the book I am reading, and then pursue that line of reading later.  The process repeats itself, naturally, in the next book, and the next, […]

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Homeschooling: A short history

This post was originally part of a Carnival of Homeschooling. I decided to pull out the History of Home Education in America part and make it a post of its own.  I’m not a scholar, and this is not a thesis for University.  I did my best to make it as accurate as possible, but […]

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