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Why we don’t keep reading even when the child is interested

One of the Charlotte Mason approaches to books that freaks out a lot of booklovers is reading through a book slowly, stopping while the child is still interested, and then coming back to it later. Before we fully implemented Charlotte Mason principles, if I was reading a schoolbook to the children and it was time […]

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Free Kindle Titles, Just for Fun

Mary Minds Her Business I don’t know anything about this one, except that the author published some stories in women’s magazines in the early 1900s, and they were amusing. McIlvaine’s Star A single short story published before 1924. Amazon Reader Review: Wisconsin born and bred August W. Derleth was an amazingly prolific author of historical […]

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Hilary Clinton’s Email Scandal: Worse and Worse

From Politico: The State Department has had a policy in place since 2005 to warn officials against routine use of personal email accounts for government work, a regulation in force during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state that appears to be at odds with her reliance on a private email for agency business, POLITICO […]

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Homeschooling Schedule- one example

This was our schedule for a bit when my youngest two children were doing year 2 of AmblesideOnline. AO’s booklist has changed here and there, so it’s probably not an accurate reflection of what I’d be doing if I had two children to take through year 2 today, but the flow worked well for us, […]

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Medical Vs Parenting Advice

It is often a wonder to me that so many people think a degree in medicine makes someone qualified to dispense parenting advise. Even worse, it’s often not couched as ‘advise’ but as ‘Doctor’s orders.’ Too many don’t seem to be able to tell the difference between medical advice and parenting advice. “This rash is […]

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The Hug Drug

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Vaccines shed, and you can infect others with the disease you were immunized against.   More here. NYPD is “Quietly” Planning Response for Mumbai-Style IS Attack on NYC Former 0-Care supporter sadly admits the gov’t cannot do the job, it’s a failure: “It saddens me to say this, but I no longer believe that the […]

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Medical Research-

Stop thinking your doctors are nearly infallible: “Just as I was getting the sense that the data in drug studies were endlessly malleable…wasn’t it possible, he asked, that drug companies were carefully selecting the topics of their studies—for example, comparing their new drugs against those already known to be inferior to others on the market—so […]

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books: free. Fairy tales. Legends. History. Derring Do.

The Adventures of Fleetfoot and Her Fawns     The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady. “Miss Brady is a trained story teller, and presents in this book eleven original tales that abound in beggar princesses, crossing sweepers, goose girls, enchanted lovers, and shepherd lads- all dear to the heart of childhood….For children […]

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Why Don’t People Vaccinate?

Tim Rubbelke is a PhD Candidate at the Saint Louis University Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics. This essay was chosen as a finalist for the 2014-2015 Daniel Callahan Young Writer’s Prize.  I really like the latter half of his essay (which means, of course, that I agree with most of it).  It’s the […]

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