Do you have a prayer request? A special need? Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email. All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed. Then...
This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY! Wow. I had no idea! That is just so cool...
So, what do you do with an advanced reader?My oldest is eight, and I recently realized that he reads at about a high school level. While I'm delighted on one level, I'm realizing that this creates a new problem. How much should I monitor his reading?...more
On occasion, I've been drawn into discussions with people who are not involved with homeschooling. If they do not understand how homeschooling works, I attempt to answer their questions cordially. It seems, however, that some assume my children never leave the house or see the world....more
I spent a good part of the day, composing this post in my head. I was all ready to vent away about my awful homeschooling day. It was one of those days when I felt like I made no connection with my boys. I was frustrated by my oldest's social studies lesson. He was supposed to research the accomplishments of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and Frankin Roosevelt's New Deal, then create a new government program. This was a single day's lesson, mind you Excuse me!...more
Lately, I've gotten several emails about putting your babies on a schedule like Brayden is. I thought it might be best if I answered you in a post in case anyone else was interested. I'm by no means an expert - this is just what worked for us and for Brayden. All babies are different and what works for B is just what works for B.I'm a stay at home mom....more
Anyone who doubts the future of reading should digest what author John Green has to say on the subject in the January issue of School Library Journal. Although this periodical is written for public and school librarians, readers might want to take note. Green says librarians (and I say book bloggers) have a wonderfully important role in the future of reading, especially for children’s books. ...more
So, I survived our first week back to home schooling after the winter break. I'll readily admit that I dreaded it.Keeping a routine is not my strong point. I laughed at the idea of having scheduled feedings or naptimes for the boys when they were infants. My philosophy was feed them when they are hungry, put them to bed when they are tired, and try not to mix the two up....more
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