Wednesday February 28, 2007

The idea of a time dedicated to Nature Study has troubled me from time to time. It sounds like such a good thing, but it always felt forced and unnatural to me. I don’t know why I let myself be concerned with this. I have boys. We live in the country. Nature study happens, for […]

Wednesday February 28, 2007

I’ve had a couple of things in my home that have been stewing for quite awhile. Had we taken care of them when they first become problematic, I would have saved myself a lot of aggravation.

The family calendar hangs on a small side wall between my kitchen and the eating […]

Tuesday February 27, 2007

I just visited Angie’s blog and Oh, My Goodness!!!! She has a link to the funniest video! I laughed until I cried!! My eight year old joined me, and he laughed and giggled right along with me. I finally had to stop the video, call in the rest of the family and start it over […]

Tuesday February 27, 2007

Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House is an almost 900 page volume covering the essentials of keeping house. The author, Cheryl Mendelson, has included information covering the basics for those new to home keeping, as well as more advanced instruction for the more experienced home keeper. She has divided her […]

Monday February 26, 2007

“Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12

This has been on my heart for a long while. Sharing it will be heart-wrenching for me. The emotions may make what I have to say […]

Saturday February 24, 2007

       My girls will tell you they’ve known this all along!!!   I found this at Coffee and a Muffin, turns out that Kim and I have the same quirk factor!  If you take part in this, be sure to let me know so that I can bounce over and see how you did!

 

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Saturday February 24, 2007

Providence – I love discovering the Lord’s leading and direction in the little things of my life. I’ve had this book, Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone, on my “must read” list for some time. Providentially, owning the book and rotating it into my reading basket coincided with our […]

Saturday February 24, 2007

The Saturday Review of Books is up over at Semicolon. If you are wondering what others are reading, and whether or not you might enjoy their choices, this is a great Saturday stop. When I listed my review, there were already 22 reviews listed! Check it out!

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Friday February 23, 2007

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, by John Taylor Gatto, is a book I’ve wanted to read for several years. On my birthday this year, my good friend Pam blessed me with this book (along with several others). While I didn’t see eye to eye with Mr. Gatto on every point, the […]

Thursday February 22, 2007

I’ve been hesitant to post my home keeping schedule for a couple of reasons. First, a woman’s home keeping schedule is unique to her, her family and her home. No two of us are the same, nor are our families or homes the same. For that reason, my home keeping schedule will not work […]