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Review: Help I’m Drowning by Sally Clarkson

When I was a young mom one of my best homeschooling guides was a book by Sally Clarkson and her husband Clay, Educating the Wholehearted Child.  It helped me so much over the past quarter century that I’ve had a soft spot for Sally ever since.  She has gone on to write books on many […]

Review: Stay by Anjuli Paschall

When I decided on Stay as my reflective book for the summer, I had no idea what I was getting into.  Instead of being gentle and peaceful (like The Next Right Thing I read last year), Stay is intense and raw.  Like The Next Right Thing, though, it keeps on leading the reader to God, so […]

Review: Unyielding Hope by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan

Lillian has just lost her mother, her second mother.  The first one died, along with her father and little sister, when she was a small child.  The second one, who raised her with endless compassion and understanding, died when Lillian was a young woman.  Her father, distraught, arranged for the two of them to go […]

Considering Passion and Career Choices

We homeschooling moms are our teens’ guidance counsellors.  I find that a bit nerve wracking, and I’m sure you do, too.  Helping our teens plan their future is so important but is so full of unknowns.  Now, there are some good, balanced resources out there (see my reviews below for a few of them).  There […]

Review: Traditional Cooking Challenges

Do you want to learn to cook the traditional way, adding nutritional value to your food with newfound skills? It’s something I’ve always been interested in. In fact, years ago I posted about medieval cookery and we actually own the Laura Ingalls Wilder cookbook.  We also made yoghurt, bone broth, and ‘friendship cake’, a type […]

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