Author Archives: Equuschick

Of Books and Beasts

The Equuschick just finished a new Robin Mckinley, Dragonhaven. It was a different style than many of her previous books and in fact, especially for one who can write so elegantly, her writing here often came across awkward and abrupt. But she was writing from the point of view of a modern and very troubled […]

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What The Equuschick Has Been Up To

No, it really hasn’t been all that impressive. She had plans, goals, and visions, she did. With a new laptop and internet, the possibilities were endless. But by the end of a morning of chores, and showing children how to do their chores, and feeding them, and reading to them, then by quiet time she’s […]

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Fine Art

Did you know that the kind and brilliant people who work in creating and marketing educational products for children have created these boxed sets where you can buy paint, brushes, and rocks all in one go? Lookie! 4M Natural Rock Art Kit How clever! Or you could buy some paint and brushes at the dollar […]

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Thoughts On Education for Young Women

How’s that for a high-falutin’ title? Snicker. If one is going to look at the calling of motherhood as a career and make a conscious decision to train oneself for it deliberately then The Equuschick would recommend that any young lady planning to manage a home should do some serious study on essentially, management. How […]

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Quiet Time Cds That Aren’t & Other Miscellaneous Quiet Time Tips

Yes, a storybook CD is a fine thing for quiet time. Especially if they’re educational. Or good literature. But maybe not Mozart’s Magic Fantasy: A Journey Through ‘The Magic Flute’. This is a good CD for bouncing around in the morning, and for road trips. But its very exciting, upbeat, and (if you’re a Dread […]

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Happy Holidays from The Equuschick & Her New Shiny!

She is posting from her squeaky-new and shiny-blue new laptop! Technically, it is an HP Notebook. That is what the people who know these things tell The Equuschick. It is like one of these: HP Stream 11 Laptop Includes Office 365 Personal for One Year (Horizon Blue) The HG got it for her on sale […]

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Grannytea’s Rolls

There are the national Thanksgiving culinary traditions, such as the turkey and the pumpkin pie, but then each individual clan across the nation adds the little personal touch of our family has THIS thing, every single year, or it isn’t really Thanksgiving. The Common Room clan has pretzel salad and chex mix and GJ’s rolls, […]

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George and Martha Visit The Equuschick

You remember George and Martha, yes? Of course you do. Because no self-respecting reader of the Common Room could neglect George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends, those two lovable hippos and their many adventures. There is one particular George and Martha tale, from which original collection The Equuschick now can’t recall, […]

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Happy Birthdays All Round

Today the Dread Pirate Grasshopper turns 5. He shares a party with his Aunt Pipsqueak tomorrow. Today his newest baby sister is one week old. Her bloggy name shall be the Firefly. Last but not least, today it appears is the 60th birthday of Ruby Bridges. If you don’t know who she is, may The […]

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Wild Child

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