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Slow Spring

A slow thaw from Monday, above, to Friday, below. Although it spring is coming very slowly, we know it’s on its way.  The red-winged black birds are back and so are many other early morning songsters.  We even saw a robin last week! As it snows again today, I remember God’s promise to Noah: While […]

Reading Aloud with Your Family

One of my favorite homeschooling activities over the years has been reading aloud to my kids, whatever their ages. Sometimes it seems as though reading aloud is just one more thing to do, but it actually saves homeschooling time and effort. It is certainly one of the most efficient and effective ways to learn. It […]

Butterfly Chrysalises and our Children’s Salvation

The other day I spent 40 minutes watching a butterfly ‘nursery’. A few butterflies had partially emerged from their chrysalises. Some were dangling from their empty former home, occasionally flapping their tiny, awkwardly-shaped wings. Others, already looking like proper butterflies, rested or tried out their long new tongues,* curling and uncurling them repeatedly. The most […]

Review: Real Food Kids Cooking Course

We have about 18 years to teach our kids all sorts of academics, from reading to advanced math. It’s an overwhelming load, and occasionally homeschooling parents forget the importance of practical subjects like nutrition and cooking. This is a bad thing, because food and food preparation choices can affect our lives in many ways. In […]

Sharing What Can Be Shared

This week a tiny red squirrel discovered our bird feeder. He sits straight up underneath it, eating one spilled seed at a time with his wee paws. He’s almost as tall as a blue jay when he sits like that, and he and the jays seem to get along well. I cannot show you a […]

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