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So, how do I plan to socialize my children?

On our recent discussion on the ever-popular topic of socialization, Stan of Winging It made an important point that can be easy to forget. To point to the etymological origins of the word and explain why I don’t want that for my child is fine, but it doesn’t actually engage the intent, does it? Most people, when they say they…

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About this template

This template was designed by Heather over at Graced by Christ based on a photograph I sent her. The picture in my header was taken from Highway 183 in central Nebraska just north of where it intersects with Highway 2 near Ansley, Nebraska. Highway 2 was considered by the late Charles Kuralt, an award winning American journalist, to be “one…

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On socialization

I found a new blog.  Imagine this (emphasis mine): Having it’s origins in the 1800s and having no accidental etymological relation to “socialism” and “socialize,” my first response to the question about socialization is that I hope to God my children are never socialized! and this: Now, I don’t know about you, but, as I see it, my job is…

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Western heritage without Christianity?

FatherMag asks, …Today those of us who do not recognize the authority of the Bible may wish to examine our own Western values for a moral code based on individual and collective reason rather than reports of supernatural revelation imported from the Middle East. In order to do that, we must first learn to recognize what parts of our values…

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To digest a great book

Tammy of Homeschool Comments on the Fly has an interesting post on the various reading lists out there designed to introduce our children to the wonderful world of literacy.  She raises several good points, but my thoughts stopped right at the top with that link: 100 Books Your Child Should Hear Before Starting School. It struck me because we are…

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