Author Archives: Headmistress

Children’s Books that Weren’t

…Charlotte Mason wrote, “a special literature for children is probably far less necessary than the booksellers would have us suppose.” (Vol. 3, p. 122) She goes on to say that children of eight or nine would delight in books written for adults, such as Rasselas, Eothen, and the Fairie Queen. I think she changed her […]

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Frog Dissection

I am the Mom who proudly and excitedly brought home a baby shark preserved in a jar, which I found for a dollar a thrift shop. So when I was at the local bookstore and spotted a deep row of these on the shelf behind the cashier, I had to have one: 132 pesos (Philippine […]

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12 Copywork Suggestions from The Art of War

Copywork or or short dictation: all these sentences are from The Art of War by Sun Tzu The short dictation is my own suggest if you are beginning a CM approach with an older student- age 10 or older, who has not done studied dictation before. 1. We attack, and the enemy cannot resist, because […]

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Minced Pork and Kang Kong

Pork and kang kong Minced pork and kankong Adobong kang kong is much like the above recipe but you add about 1/4 cup of vinegar   This was dinner Thursday night and it was easy and pretty tasty. I just read over the above three recipes and then I did this: Garlic cloves, 3 or […]

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Frugal Encouragement

If you’re trying to live a frugal lifestyle, it helps to have frugal friends who share your goals and values. Adults are not immune to peer pressure. Friends who go out to eat often (and worse, invite you along Dutch Treat and are surprised when you never come) can make you feel a bit grubby […]

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