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Read these 100-year-old books

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Books by John Buchan (1875-1940) are the kind that if you read one, you WILL read them all. We started with The 39 Steps which is the first book in the Richard Hannay series. Next comes Greenmantle, Mr. Standfast, The Three […]

Essential Oils for a Wonderful Smelling Home

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

If you have ever considered learning more about essential oils, you might want to take advantage of this special offer available from me for the next 24 hours. For the next 24 hours, you can buy the Young Living Premium Starter Kit for $144 (original cost is $160 plus shipping — the special is a […]

Archer & Zowie — a small, but feisty, story about two kids on an adventure

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Archer & Zowie by Hans Bluedorn Chapter 1: The Teleportee Somewhere on this Earth, there is a pile of hills. They are covered in grass and sprinkled with trees. Ambling through them is a road. At the end of the road is a subdivision. At the end of the subdivision is a house. And, in […]

Ancient History Sale This Week

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn — on sale this week for $16 (normally $28) In addition, if you purchase Ancient History from Primary Sources, you will receive free, upon request, Ancient Literature — Significant Excerpts From the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement […]

How can children be self-taught in art?

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Question: How can children be self-taught in art? Answer: 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 […]

Howard Pyle — Author and Illustrator

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Over the years we have read numerous books by Howard Pyle, and I would like to share with you some of our thoughts on these most exciting and interesting volumes. We were first introduced to Pyle by reading Men of Iron (first published in 1891). This book is historical fiction at its finest. The time […]


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