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Review: Minds More Awake by Anne White

Anne White, veteran Charlotte Mason educator and one of the developers of the comprehensive (and free) Ambleside Online curriculum had a few questions. She wondered, “…what is it that children need to be taught in order to grow into critical thinkers, problem solvers, decision makers? How do they develop the attentiveness to fix their minds […]

Enjoy Your Homeschool Conference

Tomorrow is our annual homeschooling conference and for the first time in years I will not be able to attend.  Sometimes life seriously gets in the way, and it’s best if we learn to accept that cheerfully and not complain about what God has put in our path. But–and this is a big ‘but’–if you can make […]

Six Lessons About Teaching

Last fall we learned euchre, the card game.  After that first evening I loved it so much that I had grandiose plans for family euchre parties and added playing cards to our shopping list. Why?  Well it’s fun, for one, but that’s not the only reason I loved it so much. Another reason is because […]

Top Twenty Books for Families to Read Aloud

Reading aloud is central to our family and our homeschool.  It helps form who we are now and who we will become.   It also teaches us about others and ourselves and, indeed, the world.  After almost 20 years of homeschooling—and a few more of reading aloud—we have a list of family favorites: #1:  The Bible.  […]

Two Week Wrap Up: Winter and Learning

  We’ve had some real winter this year.  One girl has felt skin begin to stick to metal; another one does not have to be told to wear snow pants anymore.  In the middle of all that cold our fireplace, the house’s main source of heat, developed a quirk and at the same time the […]

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