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Summer Learning

We’ve had our vacation and are back at work, doing a lot of necessary learning. The girls are all behind in some areas and if they don’t catch up this summer they will be negatively affected in the school year, whether due to CEMC competitions, an extreme work load, or missing high school credits. Miss 11, […]

Review: Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey

  Few books have been recommended to me as highly as Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey.  This book about Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity more than lives up to its reputation. I suppose the whole premise of Total Truth is summed up in this thought:  “Redemption is not just about being saved from sin, […]

Slowing Down

This has been a year of thinking fast, working fast, and reading fast…and even of feeling fast and praying fast.  Although the first three can be positive, the last two most certainly are not. Therefore, I’m slowing down this summer.  I’m not making a huge list of things for us to accomplish.  We’re having minimal […]

A Sweet Beginning to Summer Holidays

Last Friday, when our school year ended, it was time to celebrate the beginning of summer holidays. We had a special treat waiting in the fridge, our annual springtime cherry splurge, so I got that ready. Then the kids said that holidays are about cribbage, so they got the cards and the cribbage board out. And that’s how […]

When There is Too Much to Do

We garden and we homeschool, and sometimes the combination seems to be a bit too much.  This year I told my husband that we were not going to have a garden because it was impossible to combine with our homeschooling.  He gently disagreed and pointed out that gardening was good for me and the children. […]

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