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Things to Think About this Valentine’s Day

Relationships are complicated.  The more I read, the more I find out just how amazing the connection between people can be.  Did you know that if you watch a loved one eat, for example, or see him look sad, the eating or sad parts of your brain are activated?  Did you know that if you […]

Review: Irreplaceable: What is Family?

Everyone knows something is wrong with the family these days.  But what? Tim Sisarich travelled all over the world to answer this question.  He spoke to experts, interviewed prisoners, ordinary parents, and many others, and shared his own story as he searched for an answer.  Irreplaceable, the resulting documentary, starts with the basic question, “What […]

Fond Memories: Our 5 Kids’ Top 30 Homeschool Resources

My five children (ages 13-22) have gone through a huge range of curriculum in almost two decades of homeschooling, so when I asked the at-home crowd what their favorites had been, there was silence around the table.  They needed to think…and then they started to talk.  Later, when I emailed my oldest daughter, I got […]

Review: Bonding with Your Child Through Boundaries

We have all seen the scenario, and some of us have lived it: out-of-control, unhappy children and frustrated, angry parents who spend their days driving each other to despair. However, in many other cases family life is harmonious. What causes the difference? According to authors Hunt and Wells, the key is in setting and enforcing […]

Review: Redeeming Philosophy by Vern Poythress

As a classically educating homeschool mom, I regularly encounter philosophies of all sorts. Now, it is fairly easy to find resources about the history of philosophy, and we have read some of them as part of our homeschool. At a certain point, however, one needs to read some real philosophy and to thoroughly explore the […]

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