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Halfway Through the Homeschool High School Year

As we approach the halfway mark in our homeschool year, I look at what we have accomplished and panic.  We are so far behind where I had hoped we would be!  It’s very stressful, this being behind, and years ago I used to pass that stress on to the kids.  Let’s work harder, let’s do […]

So Thankful to be Back!

Thank you, dear friends, for your encouragement and prayers.  I have rested and feel much better.  Medical testing is still going on, and though I was afraid at first, God has replaced the fear with trust and even joy. We had a lovely March Break.  The girls made chocolates and friendship bracelets and hemmed a […]

Winter, Homeschooling without Mom, and a Family Reunion (Weeks 21 and 22)

This past week we had some real winter in Ontario, with temperatures down to -30 C and half a meter of snow—except on the roof where it took my husband two hours to clear away drifts that were a full meter high.  I, however, was at a family reunion on the prairies and missed it […]

Life, Learning, and Books (Weeks 18, 19, and 20)

Our beautiful amaryllis has been blooming and blooming.  And now Miss 18’s is ready to start!  To misquote Edith Schaeffer, there is something very wholesome about having one’s mind full of the question of whether or not the amaryllis bud has opened. Actually, Mrs. Schaeffer was writing about lettuces coming up, which makes me think of […]

Back to School (Weeks 16 and 17)

Life From running around in shorts and bare feet on Christmas Eve (in Ontario!) to blankets of snow and ice, we have enjoyed the last month.  Holidays, decorations, special food…and then back to schoolwork.  But, schoolwork or not, the fire still glows warmly, and there are still large cups of tea, good books, conversations on […]

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