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Review: Growing Up Social by Chapman and Pellicane

All parents sometimes wonder about the amount of time their children spend interacting with screens.   Most of us question, at least occasionally, if it is a good thing.  But, since we are the first generation of parents to deal with these issues, we often do not even know exactly what the issues are, let alone […]

Homeschoolers and The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

I love personal development books.  They remind me of the importance of thinking about how I live and of examining whether or not what I do meets my goals of loving God and those around me.  I almost always finish such a book inspired and with one or two small practical changes to implement in […]

Reading Week

“Tomorrow Reading Week starts,”  Miss 12 sighed happily Sunday night.  Reading Week, an annual tradition, is one of the joys of our homeschool.  We long for it, dream of it, plan for it, and now, finally, it is here. With over 200 books expected from inter-branch loan in our huge city-wide library system, our house will be awash in […]

Review: Honey for a Teen’s Heart

Most homeschoolers know about Honey for a Child’s Heart, and recently Heidi reviewed Honey for a Teen’s Heart  at the Curriculum Choice.  That wonderful review motivated me to look for the book, and as soon as I returned my interlibrary loan copy to the library, I bought it. It’s that good. And that’s why I […]

Remembering with Stories

My friend Jacqueline’s Remembrance Day post brought tears to my eyes.  In Earn Your Life, she talks about sacrifice and living well, about remembering those in the military and not forgetting Whom we serve. Stories, like the one in Earn Your Life, help us to value and remember those who gave up so much for […]

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