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Recommendation: The BBC Historical Farm Series

Now that the weather is getting colder and there’s an end in sight to tomatoes and cabbages decorating our house, my thoughts turn to the hands-on history of the BBC series, Edwardian Farm,  Victorian Farm, and Wartime Farm.  We watched them several years ago, and since then the girls have been re-watching them through illnesses, concussions, […]

Nurturing a Love of Learning

People sometimes ask, “How do you instill a love of learning in your child?” I think that’s the wrong question.  Children are naturally curious and eager to learn, and God has instilled this in them; we don’t need to.  Instead, the question should be, “How do we nurture this love of learning?” And, if for some […]

Homeschool Year: Finished!

We thought it would never, ever happen, but it finally has. As of today Miss 12’s and Miss 15’s school year is finished! And what next? Pool time. Hanging out. Friends. Staycation. Ice cream. Good books. Music. Nature. Basket balls and badminton. Good food. Camp fires in the back yard. Laughter. Movies. Adventures. But not […]

Finding Joy in Another Clean Window

We’re spring cleaning around here, a little bit at a time.  A few hours after Miss 14 and I finished this window area, the sun shone in and made the plants glow. That sunshine brought joy, but it wouldn’t have if we had not stopped to see it, pay attention to it, and be thankful for it.  Perhaps […]

Spring versus Winter

It has been a hard struggle between spring and winter.  Now, with the forecast above freezing for the next five days, it seems that spring will win.  Finally. The pictures show how our view has changed in the last week.  Right now our world is white, hopefully for the last time this spring! Last year […]

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