Author Archives: Headmistress

Charlotte Mason on the habit of casual reading

“The habit of casual reading… is a form of mild intellectual dissipation which does more harm than we realise. Many who would not read even a brilliant novel of a certain type, sit down to read twaddle without scruple. Nothing is too scrappy, nothing is too weak to “pass the time!” The “Scraps” literature of […]

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Ingredients in my hand-cream

This stuff does my skin feel soft, although I wouldn’t say it makes it feel moisturized. The lotion is absorbed pretty fast. I don’t really mind the snail secretion ingredient.  I’m over the ick factor and have been a long time.  I didn’t read the label until I got home, and I was a bit […]

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Brownies

Kathy Kohl Seeger, Iskra Adams, (and anybody else who was curious)- to answer the question about other books which reference brownies- almost any story of folktales or fairy tales from the 19th century and very early 20 th century will mention them. The Elves and the Shoemaker are really brownies. Some other books- Several by […]

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Vintage Housekeeper, the folly of pies

I posted something else from this cookbook a few weeks ago.  Something about her acerbic, very stringent views on pies just tickled my funny bone, so I had to share it with all of you. Pies are more apt to prove injurious to persons of delicate constitutions than puddings ; because of the indigestible na-ture […]

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History for Littles

One of my favourite history/story books for young children (about 4-8) is an old pre-70s Childcraft collection of hero tales titled Pioneers and Patriots.* Once upon a time and a time when I was looking for such a volume to recommend to others that would be easier to find than my oop volume, I looked through […]

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