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Our Founding Fathers…Plato?

I was going to post on something else, but this just baffles me. This if from Wikipedia: Plato is the earliest important educational thinker…He saw education as the key to creating and sustaining his Republic. Woohoo! I agree with that. Education is vital in preserving our form of government and true liberty cannot be found without true education. How we…

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Etc., etc.

Just once, I’m going to get this up within a reasonable amount of time. Join Tami on a romp through the beauties of Spring as she introduces us to several blogs in the Carnival of Homeschooling. Whatever you do, don’t miss this entry. Wow! OK, so it’s the only one I’ve looked at thus far, but it is really good.…

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Rest in the Lord

Parenting is a tough job. We desire to do our best for the sake of our children. Sometimes we forget to rest in the Lord and seek His perfect counsel. We are not perfect and neither are our children. How can we lead them to the light? Have faith. I guess that is all I have to say in introduction.…

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Domino Math

No homeschool should be without dominoes, dice and/or cards. They are great manipulatives for math practice and provide some drill without the tediousness of worksheets. Research suggests that some of the problems our kids are having in math today is due to children NOT playing games with dominoes, dice and cards. Think about it. When we were kids, we saw…

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So What DO You Do All Day?

Update: This lesson is now available. If interested, please email me through my contact form and I’ll send you the unit!  Enjoy! As some of you know, I’ve been working on a unit study. It was easier to pull together using the principles I wanted to cover than I at first thought. It helps that this is the way I…

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Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me

In my ongoing series on motivation, I have been examining the eight spiritual needs of the child as laid out by Carole Adams in, The Christian Idea of the Child. The third idea she lays out is that of acceptance: Children must acquire an adequate self-value, based upon their acceptance of their own individuality as a gift from God. Adult…

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A Smile for Today

My son is toilet training at the moment…and doing quite well. I’d almost say he was trained, but he still needs a diaper at night. The other day we went to the store and he needed to go so we rushed to the restroom. The toilet hadn’t been flushed and here is our little conversation: Baby Bear: “Oh no. The…

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The Garden of Eden

I just read Anna-Marie’s last entry which may not be there anymore by the time you read this, because she has requested that her blog be deleted. She will be greatly missed. It is with a sad and heavy heart that I say goodbye. This blog will be deleted shortly. I have been wrestling with this decision, hoping that the…

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