Author Archives: Headmistress

Good Parenting means being flexible

“Let” children engage in forming their own opinions: Forming their own opinions: Parents should be careful about passing on their own strong opinions to their children as though they are a required belief.  As Miss Mason says, they may share your opinions for a time, “But a reaction comes, and the swinging of the pendulum is […]

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Cooking Tongue

I have looked through an 1897 Good Housekeeping and found an article on the proper ways to cook tongue.  I’m not sharing the how to cook part, because my method is simply to put it in the crockpot with a small bit of water and whatever herbs you want to smell- bay leaf, garlic, pepper, […]

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Copywork phrases

SAYINGS, WISE AND OTHERWISE. Anger punishes Itself. All is not lost that Is in peril. Blind men’s wives need no paint. As is the workman, so is the work. Abundance, like want, ruins many. Use pastime so as not to lose time. Trip broth is better than no porridge. (I have no idea what this […]

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school shootings and gun stats

It feels bad, but it’s hard to get a clear picture when there is so much lying about the numbers. Another claim, 22 school shootings, counts an incident with a BB gun, an accidental discharge in a gun safety class, domestic violence in an apartment on a campus, domestic violence in a dorm room on […]

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Calves Feet Jelly

“FRESH CALVES FEET JELLY. Scald, take off the hair, and wash very clean four feet ; put them into a saucepan with two quarts of cold water, and when it comes to a boil let them simmer for six or seven hours; take out the feet, and strain the liquor into a deep dish. The […]

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