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Review of Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. You know when you sometimes look at a homeschooling mom and want to be a fly on the wall and take a peek at ‘how she does it’? Seriously, what laundry system does she use? Does she combine all the kids […]

A serpent of unprecedented length

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Aulus Gellius (c. 125 – after 180 AD) — A Roman whose only book, Attic Nights, is a compilation of notes on grammar, geometry, philosophy, history and many other subjects. Attic Nights Book 7, Chapter 3 An account, taken from the works of Tubero, of a serpent of unprecedented length. 1  Tubero in his Histories […]

Aulus Gellius on Blood Letting

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Aulus Gellius (c. 125 – after 180 AD) Attic Nights Book 10, Chapter 8 That among the ignominious punishments which were inflicted upon soldiers was the letting of blood; and what seems to be the reason for such a penalty. 1  This also was a military punishment in old times, to disgrace a soldier by […]

There may appear some flaws at present, but there will be none in the end

Friday, January 9th, 2015

When we worry……. 1. We communicate to the Sovereign Maker of the universe that we don’t think He cares for us or that He is capable of taking care of us; and 2. We communicate to all the little munchkins around us (who are watching every move we make and hearing every word we speak) […]

Here’s a taste of ancient Roman literature

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Aulus Gellius (ancient Roman author and grammarian) (c. 125 – after 180 AD) Attic Nights Book 5, Chapter 16 On the function of the eye and the process of vision. 1  I have observed that the philosophers have varying opinions about the method of seeing and the nature of vision. 2 The Stoics say that the causes […]

Review of Teaching the Trivium

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. When my husband and I first began considering home education, a dear friend recommended Teaching the Trivium. I remember her telling me not to borrow it, but just purchase my own copy. She told me “Even if you choose not to […]

The Old Deluder

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Laurie, 
 Well, I just want to thank you for taking time out of your busy day, and giving me this article Ten Things to Do Before Age Ten. I feel so much better. To be honest, this is very close to what I have been doing with him already. I’m not too sure on […]

Dysgraphia and Math

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

I just read the article Math and Pencils, and I wanted to share something that might prove helpful. I hope you will consider this information. My son was also allergic to his pencil. We used Saxon and he hated it. When we did the practice tests at the beginning of each lesson he would take […]

My New Adventure

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

My fortune cookie this week About two years ago I was introduced to essential oils. I was first drawn to their use in aromatherapy. Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Diffusing essential oils throughout the house. Heavenly. As I learn more, I’ll share it here.

Which Latin — does it make any difference?

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Why do you recommend Classical Latin over Ecclesiastical Latin – since the Latin Vulgate is written in Ecclesiastical? I would love to know because I am planning ahead… –Amy Ecclesiastical Latin vs Classical Latin just refers to the pronunciation of the words, not to the grammar. In the past we have preferred the Classical pronunciation […]

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