Category Archives: family

Saving the West

“One of the leading philosophers of our time says Western culture will have to be handed down outside the ivory towers and college lecture halls – and he has strong reason to believe that its promulgators will be successful.”   The whole article is worth reading. http://blog.acton.org/archives/104156-sir-roger-scruton-how-to-preserve-freedom-in-the-west.html   There are many ways to rage against […]

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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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Raising Children in the Faith

These are notes I put together a few years ago- I don’t remember why. I am moving files and deleting some and thought I’d just put this here. Raising Children in the Faith Know more about what we DON’T want to do than what we DO want to do. We parent in reactive vs proactive […]

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A Presentation From 5 y.o. Grand-daughter

She threw a cloth over a box to use for her podium and stood up and declaimed.  One of her aunts was there to record some of this off the cuff declaiming.  Fasten your seatbelts, my friends.  This kid is a kick: “This is a day of no funness. I am giving you information which […]

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RESTLESS, mischievous, wild, disobedient boys …

Found in a 1901 Good Housekeeping. I don’t include it all here, and some of it is clearly out of date, but most of the principles are, I think, sound.  I especially love the method the police man’s widow uses with her 3 sons- what a woman!  I’d love to know who she was and how her boys turned out and […]

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