In the wake of the SBC report detailing widespread abuse of women and minors, and the subsequent coverup by those in power, of similar widespread scandals in gymnastics, on college campuses, the Catholic church, Boy Scouts, and unfortunately many other spheres, some still unknown, the question arises: how should we parent? We can’t protect our…
Positively Penelope – Reading Diverse Books
Positively Penelope: A Day at the Races is a heartwarming tale that causes the reader to connect with the characters, to feel their joy and frustration, and celebrate the happy ending.
Math Practice Can be Fun
In our home, we’re using a variety of resources, including lots and lots of gameschooling and CTCMath to take the stress out of math time, especially when reinforcing the basics.
Hands-On Science that Kids Love: a BookShark Review
This year, BookShark came out with a science curriculum, and it was exactly what I was looking for: flexible, literature-based, hands-on, low-prep, secular, student-led.
Book Review: Brandon Goes to Beijing
Brandon goes to Beijing is a sweet, family- and culture-celebrating adventure story written for young elementary readers. It’s the story of how Brandon and his family, including his cousins, go to visit his grandparents in Beijing and go on adventures to the major attractions in & around Beijing.
Favorites from 2020
This year was a tough year, and there’s a lot that all of us will be glad to leave behind. While it was very different than expected, there were some glimmers of light that came through, unexpected blessings and finds that made things a little better. Just for the fun of it, here were a few of my favorites: