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Charlotte Mason and Religion

Notes taken from my first read through volume six some 17 years ago- this section of my notes focused on religion and CM Basic principles: According to volume six, and probably every other book, Charlotte considered the children’s relationship with God first and foremost in their development of the ‘science of relations.’  “The initial difficulty […]

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Children Need Play

Great read: “One of the most distressing characteristics of education reformers is that they are hyper-focused on how students perform, but they ignore how students learn. Nowhere is this misplaced emphasis more apparent, and more damaging, than in kindergarten. A new University of Virginia study found that kindergarten changed in disturbing ways from 1999-2006. There […]

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Wild Edibles

t Power-packed Purslane Common in our yards but little known in the North American kitchen, purslane is both delicious and … Amazing Amaranth Grow this dual-purpose global ‘superplant’ for nutritious greens and high-protein whole grain…. Power-packed Purslane This tasty, easy-to-grow ‘weed’ is a rich source of omega-3s…. Country Lore: Delightful Dandelion Greens Recipe While dandelions […]

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Dear Older Woman. Help.

Dear older woman: HELP!  My children have clogged the toilet by giving their barbies baths (Barbie’s head came off), dumped out the cereal boxes on the dining room floor because they stood on the table and made it rain while I was cleaning up the flood in the bathroom, killed the fish by pouring the fish […]

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This Coffee

I have a new wonder drug- blend a tablespoon each butter and coconut oil into a cup of hot coffee.  Add the sweetener of your choice.  Believe me.  It’s good. It’s okay if you have to reheat the coffee your husband made this morning while you were at the doctor’s office getting your 3 hour […]

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Variety in your schedule

We have probably all had the experience of trying to solve some knotty problem unsuccessfully, onto to come up with the answer later, while doing something completely unrelated. This week along there have been several occasions where I’ve spent so much time trying to work out an idea in writing that I’ve become cross-eyed, and […]

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Small ways to nourish the mind & refresh the spirit

I was blogging about a poem and some ideas that came from reading and thinking about that poem, and that led to the following thoughts. Keep a book stand and a hymnal over the kitchen sink and sing hymns while washing dishes. Or print out a hymn and tape it to the window or wall […]

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Nobel Prize Winners and Others Who Hated School

Here’s a list of Nobel Prize Winners who hated their traditional school upbringing and felt it did not do them much good.  Take a look and see if you can find who said:   I avoided the discipline [of school] by an elaborate technique of being absent-minded during classes. [school] forcibly snatches away children from a […]

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Printable vintage toy: Easter….. fish?

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The Faerie Queen for Children

I read through Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves with my youngest two children a couple years ago.  I don’t know about them, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Here’s another version of Spenser’s poem retold as a story for younger children. Excerpt: “The true St. George, meanwhile, had wandered far away. Now that he had left […]

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