Author Archives: Headmistress

PTSD: Therapy Post Update

I was looking up something else and happened to come across one of my older PTSD posts, and then that led to reading a couple others (and here and here).  It’s like reading somebody else’s writing, or reading something I wrote, but about a different person. Moving to the Philippines is probably not the best […]

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Free Range Children, Times have Changed

“Parents can help the child at home with review on his newly learned sound through mealtime conversations that include some of the child’s trouble words. The child may be allowed to do the grocery shopping for Mother. The parents can then check the success of the child and send the report to the teacher.” What […]

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Poetry for the Plucky

The Grasshopper and The Crickets A grasshopper once had a game of tag With some crickets that lived near by, When he stumbled his toe, and over he went Too quickly to see with your eye. Then the cricket leaned up against a fence, And chirped till their sides were sore, But the grasshopper said, […]

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Applesauce Shortcake Stacks

80/87111110 GOOD FOR TEA. NEW things are not always the freshest nor the most novel. and everybody knows they are not by any means invariably the best. It is a good plan to heed the Scriptural counsel to “prove all things and hold fast that which is good, but the latter part of the injunction […]

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Vintage Salad Receipts

Italian Sauce Put the yolk of an egg into a basin, work in a teaspoonful of powdered sugar, a teaspoonful of garlic vinegar (one or two drops only for English taste), two tablespoonfuls of oil (this to be added slowly drop by drop). then a large tablespoonful of vinegar: pour over the salad, and serve […]

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