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You Ask Me Why?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

YOU ASK ME WHY? Virginia Birt Baker (1979) [Home-schooling mother of four, 1972-1987] You ask me why I teach my children at home with Christian textbooks and Christian values? Well, now, that’s a good question. I know what you’re thinking. The public schools have better facilities and trained teachers, and there may be some private […]

Where is Toodles Today?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

With Tom and his family in the eastern European country of Estonia.

Preschoolers and Peace

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Kendra Fletcher brings perspective and encouragement to homeschooling mothers with preschoolers on her website Preschoolers and Peace. Also, check out her article Preschoolers: Preparation and Peace in the September/October 2005 issue of Homeschooling Today magazine.

Homeschooling Fathers?

Monday, March 20th, 2006

We have been homeschooling our three children (ages 7, 9, and 11) since our oldest was 5 years old. My wife has been near-burnout for some time now, and we have several homeschool friends who are in similar situations. As the “breadwinner” I have a full time job from 7AM to 6PM (including drive time) […]

How can children be self-taught in art?

Monday, March 20th, 2006

It’s in the area of art that homeschooling can show itself to be especially valuable. Here are some of the things we have learned. Provide children, especially those below age ten, with the space, the tools, and the time for their art work. Don’t load up their schedule with too much academic work and outside […]

Large Families

Monday, March 20th, 2006

I’m looking for suggestions on how a mom can best divide, share or even multiply her time among several little ones. My four sons are between 2 and 8 years with another on the way. I have two learning to read and write who need my time and attention for that. I find that I […]

New Yarn

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

ARA Dalegarn 100% wool from Norway Alternating rows of knit and purl. It will either be a bag or a shawl.

Advice for First Time Skiers

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

If you are having success on the Bunny Trails, don’t automatically think you’re ready for the steep slopes.

I Love You, Fido

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Read it in the Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition Nothing Says ‘I Love You, Fido,’ Like Food With Gourmet Flair by Deborah Ball tells us how pet food companies are trying to please the new breed of pet owners by producing sophisticated pet foods, including (expensive) canine condiments and little ravioli. “The humanization of pets […]

La Shawn

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

La Shawn Barber tells us how the Lord converted her and healed her from alcoholism.

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