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Facebook Party on Tuesday

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Facebook party at Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys Tuesday, August 14 from 8-10 PM Eastern. They’ll be giving away some Trivium Pursuit books, plus lots of other books and curricula. I’ll be there part of the time, too. See you then! For more information on this party go here.

Great Moments in Medicine #1

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Galen — Influence for 45 Generations painting by Robert A. Thom Claudius Galen (c. A.D.129-199) was a Greek physician who wrote about medical practice. During his life he wrote, lectured, gave public demonstrations, and had a successful private practice. He wrote 500-600 papers, which have been reported to comprise approximately two and one half million […]

Book Review — The Peacemaker

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Book Review: The Peacemaker by Ken Sande My family first heard Ken Sande speak at the 1999 Illinois Christian Home Educators Convention. My dad brought Sande’s book The Peacemaker home and he read it at evening Bible study. Two pieces of advice at that time were memorable: (1) when apologizing, “The word ‘but’ is especially […]

Reading Aloud — Is This Your House?

Friday, August 10th, 2012

I picked up the pamphlet that your son Nathaniel wrote entitled Hand That Rocks The Cradle. What a great blessing that little booklet has been! I have a 7-year-old and a 3-year-old, and they just love when Mom reads to them. I know the time I have spent reading to my daughter (7) has greatly […]

The Story of Mr. Pippin

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Mr. Pippin finds his real family — David Pippin and his nieces and nephew

Teaching Logic

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

I am preparing to teach an introduction to logic course to my seventh graders this fall, and all four of them are excited about it. I have never taught logic, and all that I have learned came from Martin Cothran’s Traditional Logic. I’m trying to go through Introductory Logic by Nance and Wilson, but it’s […]

We must maintain our relationship with Him

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers August 4 He took the twelve aside . . . —Luke 18:31 Oh, the bravery of God in trusting us! Do you say, “But He has been unwise to choose me, because there is nothing good in me and I have no value”? That is exactly why […]

Here is another tool for your toolbox

Monday, August 6th, 2012

We homeschooling Moms have lots of idols. Unfortunately, we don’t figure this out (or are unwilling to see) until the kids are almost out the door. Suggestion: read this book three times — at the beginning of your homeschool journey, in the middle, and at the end.

The Munchkin Grows Up

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Grammy says, “Let’s make a funny-face.”

How can children be self-taught in art?

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

It’s in the area of art that homeschooling can show itself to be especially valuable. Here are some of the things we learned over the years. 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 […]


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