Move Over Mom It’s Dad’s Turn to Read

Astounding research with really interesting results!   Moms, you will want to print this article out for your husbands.  Dads out there-this is for you. Five Reasons Dads Should Read to Their Children More appeared recently in the Telegraph and this article is jam-packed with great information.  First off,   …A new study from Harvard University in…

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Preschool With a Savvy Mom

Wondering how to design a Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum?? How about this for a  pretty good start… Read aloud time- check! Naptime-check! Free play-check! Get messy with art-check! Hang out and help mom do chores around the house and run errands-check! Lots of free play outside-check! ‘ A new  school year is beginning and  if you are…

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See You in Heaven

Sometimes a book finds you! This summer we were given a copy of a lovely little book at a local home schooling conference. Mr. Gil, who gave us the copy, had a table near our display. During the day,  we had the opportunity to talk to him and his two granddaughters about the book and…

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Catholic Homeschool Revolution

  It is perfectly reasonable to point out that all it takes is a handful of people to change the world.  What would the world look like without Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan? Had these two men not come to power when they did, the evils of Nazism and Communism might have ruled the day….

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Are You Smart Enough to Homeschool?

  If you are a homeschooling parent, you’ve been asked, “Do you have an educational background?” When I’m asked this, particularly regarding my wife’s educational background, I’ve begun to say, “Oh, YES! She attended kindergarten through 16th grade.” A funny stare follows. They of course are asking whether she has the coveted and illustrative academic…

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Reasons to Un-Plug and Get Back to Nature

Thanks to  Melanie Jean Juneau at  Joy of 9.   Summer.  It’s a time for swimming in a cool pool, hanging out in a porch swing and chatting, setting up a lemonade stand for the neighbors and peaceful evenings spent catching fireflies. Yet with technology increasingly available for kids of all ages, it may be difficult…

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