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Mother Culture and Natural Remedies for Fussy Babies

This child was up all night. Why is it so much harder to be up all night with a baby when you are in your 30’s versus when you’re in your 20’s? I mean, I know the answer to this, I’m asking in my 12-year-Old voice: “Why?”😩 Thank the good Lord I have an amazing… Continue reading Mother Culture and Natural Remedies for Fussy Babies

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Three Tips for Better Habits

The success of our homeschools is primarily a result of what habits we, as homeschooling moms, have formed for ourselves. Of course, it's our responsibility to help our kids form good habits, but it starts with us. After some false starts and a whole lot of practice, some habits, like reading more, have taken hold… Continue reading Three Tips for Better Habits

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A Two Towers Kind of School Day

You know, the kind full of battle scenes. The good guys face hopeless odds. The women and children are crying. Only a wizard and group of mystical Ents can rescue the halflings from despair. "What can men do against such reckless evil?" "Ride out and meet them." Let's just say I did not ride out… Continue reading A Two Towers Kind of School Day

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Dreamy Days and Poopy Nights: The Opposites of Parenting

Much of parenting is down and dirty, in the poo kind of “work,” but then you come up for air and all of a sudden, it’s five or ten years down the road and your diaper disaster child has become self-sufficient in all new ways

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Two Thoughts on Family Culture

If we think that by controlling all the possible variables, we'll make sure our kids turn out in such-and-such a way, or that our family will be like the picture we hold in our mind's eye, we're fooling ourselves.

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A Day in the Life of a Classical Homeschool

This is part of the series: Classical Homeschooling Those of you who have read any of these great books about classical homeschooling have, if you're anything like me, shut the book and said something like, "Yeah right." All of this sounds fabulous, but real people like me can't possibly accomplish all that these books lay out.… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Classical Homeschool

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A Classical Education is Practical (Part 2)

If I classically homeschool my kids, will they end up in my basement when they're 30? Read on to find out why a classical education is practical for today's students...

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A Classical Education is Practical

This is part of the series Classical Homeschooling Yesterday, I discussed one of the biggest challenges to a classical education: practicality. We're going to take this on in two parts. First: Defining Terms. The traditional liberal arts are grammar, logic, and rhetoric. These three represent what's called the Trivium, or the "three paths," Then there… Continue reading A Classical Education is Practical