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Howard Pyle — Author and Illustrator

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. 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 […]

Read to your child

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Home-Spun Artists — Beatrix Potter (and something to help)

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) English children’s book author and illustrator Beatrix Potter at 15 with her dog Spot — used with permission Victoria and Albert Museum Educated At Home Helen Beatrix Potter was educated at home by a series of nurses and […]

Bringing the Lessons of History to Life

Friday, May 15th, 2015

G.A. Henty’s In Freedom’s Cause: A Story of William and Bruce dramatized on 2-CDs. “Can one man’s faith and vision inspire a group of farmers, shepherds, and merchants to defeat the mightiest military force on the planet? William Wallace, by his undaunted courage and strength of character, forever changed the history of Scotland. His stand […]

Are you experiencing homeschool burnout this month?

Monday, February 9th, 2015


”Am I doing enough?” “I lie in bed at night and dread the thought of starting school
 the next day.” “A life of drudgery is not what I envisioned a few short
 months ago.” “It’s such a struggle to get the kids to do anything.” 
 “All my kids do is fight and whine.” The […]

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 […]

The Scottish Chiefs — A Battle Against Nation-Building

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Here we have a thirteenth-century Scotland overrun by tyrants — English soldiers doing the bidding of their King Edward who was bent on nation-building and greed. Here we have a freedom-minded people who acknowledge none but the laws of God and their own country, and will never submit to a tyrant’s law. “I am Sir […]

Our Favorite Books On Tape

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, read by Cherry Jones Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry, read by Edward Herrmann Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne, read by Peter Dennis The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White, read by E. B. White Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, read by George Guidall Rascal by […]

Talking to Babies

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Talking to babies boosts their brain power, studies show. Reading bedtime stories to babies and talking to them from birth boosts their brain power and sets them up for success at school, researchers say.

My Top 10 Favorite Read-Alouds and You’ll Have Difficulty Finding Them

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Penrod by Booth Tarkington Penrod Schofield is twelve and has been volunteered by his mother for “The Pageant of the Table Round” in which he is to play the Child Sir Lancelot du Lake. He gets himself into a mountain of trouble when he exchanges his gaudy costume of castoff silk stockings and flannel long-johns […]

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