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Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style



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Beatrix Potter — Home-Spun Artist

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:30:57 +0000

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) English children’s book author and illustrator Beatrix Potter at 15 with her dog Spot — used with permission Victoria and Albert Museum Educated At Home Helen Beatrix Potter was educated at home by a series of nurses and governesses, and even from a very young age, Beatrix had good observation skills and […]



Sin so bewitches the soul

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:17:20 +0000

Quotes from Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680) CHAPTER 1: THE PROOF OF THE POINT Satan has snares for the wise and snares for the simple; snares for hypocrites, and snares for the upright; snares for generous souls, and snares for timorous souls; snares for the rich, and snares for […]



He is but a Christian in title only, who has not personal experience of Satan’s stratagems

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:14:14 +0000

Quotes from Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680) A WORD TO THE READER First, You must know that every man cannot be excellent, yet every man may be useful. An iron key may unlock the door with a golden treasure behind it; yes, iron can do some things that gold […]



Heaven shall make amends for all

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:55:28 +0000

Quotes from Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680) THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY Christ, the Scripture, your own hearts, and Satan’s devices, are the four prime things that should be first and most studied and searched. If any cast off the study of these, they cannot be safe here, nor happy hereafter. […]



Lest Satan should get an advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:31:13 +0000

Quotes from Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680) Lest Satan should get an advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices. –2 Corinthians 2:11 Table of Contents The Epistle Dedicatory A Word to the Reader Introduction I. THE PROOF OF THE POINT II. SATAN’S DEVICES TO DRAW […]



My new favorite children’s picture books

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:31:34 +0000

Poodlena by E. B. McHenry Poodlena decides that it’s OK to get dirty once in a while. Violet asks Grammy to read Poodlena. The Little Snowplow by Lora Koehler, illustrated by Jake Parker Dad will LOVE reading this book to the kids. Michael’s favorite book, too. Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. […]



Weak and singular and odd

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:36:23 +0000

by John Newton A consistent Christian, whose integrity, humility, and philanthropy, mark his character and adorn his profession will in time command respect. But his attachment to the unfashionable truths of the Gospel, and his separation from the maxims and pursuits of the world will render him weak and singular and odd in their eyes. […]



Suggestions on how to treat your adult children

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:46:06 +0000

Suggestions on how to treat your adult children: 1. The majority of the time that you are talking with your adult child, you should be doing the listening, not the talking. Real and attentive listening. Respectful listening — not appearing to be listening or thinking about what you need to be doing next or what […]



We Never Studied Rocks

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:09:56 +0000

This is my 3rd year homeschooling my sons. They are in 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades. I have been slowly trying to incorporate some of the principles of classical education into our homeschool effort. For example, we have begun the study of Latin this year. I am increasingly concerned that I have missed doing the […]



Suggestions to Combat Homeschool Burnout

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:47:46 +0000


We hear a lot today about burnout in homeschooling.
….. I lie in bed at night and dread the thought of starting school
 the next day. A life of drudgery is not what I envisioned a few short 
months ago. It’s such a struggle to get the kids to do anything.
 The only time I disliked […]