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School Planning…Again?

The good old days. I’m remembering them so clearly that it almost seems like I’m reliving them. Wait … I am reliving them in a way. I’m helping my daughter pull together her school plans for her two oldest. It’s not like I’ve never done this before … answered her questions as best I could,… Continue reading School Planning…Again?

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Do Children’s Books Really Need Pictures?

Recently my 22 year old daughter Molly spent some time with her niece, 9 year old Charlotte. They went to the park on one of those beautiful spring-like days we’ve had of late to take some pictures. While they were together Molly causally asked Charlotte what her favorite school book was. Now, those of you… Continue reading Do Children’s Books Really Need Pictures?

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From Beginning to the End of an Era, Part 3

Please see Part 1 The Beginning and Part 2 The Middle if you’ve not read them…moving on now to Part 3… The End Yes, it’s the end. “The end” can conjure up all kinds of thoughts, both positive and negative, happy and sad, and for me, in this particular circumstance it elicits all of the… Continue reading From Beginning to the End of an Era, Part 3

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From Beginning to the End of an Era, Part 2

See Part 1 The Beginning for the first part of the story. The Middle¬† My copy of For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay was printed in 1985 and I had purchased it new. How I found the book or who first introduced me to it is long forgotten. When I first read the… Continue reading From Beginning to the End of an Era, Part 2

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From Beginning to the End of an Era, Part 1

It’s time to pack up the books, papers, files, schedules, and plans. My homeschool career has come to an end. There were times I thought I’d never see this day… Would I even make it all the way to the end? Our youngest daughter, my baby, has just graduated from high school and there are… Continue reading From Beginning to the End of an Era, Part 1