We’ve been studying the Civil War lately. Here are some of the resources we’ve used. My boys are ages nine to sixteen so the resources span a wide age range. War is obviously a violent time in history and the Civil War especially so. The casualties caused by the Civil War easily outrank any other war that America has been part of.
My daughter loves to be read to. It’s one of her favorite things to do. That’s why I was delighted to come across the new children’s book, Your Magnificent Chooser by John Ortberg.
Your Magnificent Chooser is a beautiful book with delightful illustrations and rhyming text (it reminds me of Dr. Seuss).
I’ve been trying to read more to my two-year-old. I’ve found that if I have beautiful books on hand that I enjoy reading that is much easier to do. Here’s a list of some beautiful picture books we’ve been enjoying these wintry days. You might want to grab a few from your library and snuggle up in your favorite chair with your little one
“Do you know what pliable means?” my mom said as she looked up from the book she was reading. We were in the middle of Pilgrim’s Progress and had reached the part where Pliable and Obstinate were trying to convince Christian to turn back from his dangerous journey.
“If something is Pliable it means it can be easily bent around– like play-dough,” my mom went on.
As parents, we want to nurture courage in our children. We want to raise boys and girls who will stand up for what’s right even when they’re afraid. The very idea of fear is part of the definition of courage
We all desire excellence in our lives. After all, who wants to be just mediocre. But do we have a vision of what excellence looks like?
When you think of the word excellence, you might think of many things: an excellent student, an outstanding athlete, a successful businessman, or maybe even an amazing dinner or dessert.
But how does God define excellence?
There’s a lot to love about the Little House on the Prairie series. The books remind us of a simpler time. They emphasize a strong family–the kind of family that sticks together through hard times and somehow always comes out stronger on the other side. They portray hard work and hardships
Choosing a math curriculum for my youngest son has always been challenging for me. Not because he struggles in math, but rather the opposite. He loves it! He has always loved numbers even from a young age. I remember him standing next to
The Periodic Table of the Elements- we all probably studied it in school. I remember trying to memorize the symbols for the elements. AU for gold, AG for silver, PB for lead and so on. Now these can be nice to know if you’re taking one of those random intelligence tests, but hardly exciting material. […]
Recently there was one of those polls on Facebook that likes to ask senseless questions. You know the kind. The kind that asks you if you’d rather know how to play all the instruments in the world or know all the languages in the world. The ones that often remind me of my four boys who have an endless supply of perplexing questions they like to throw at my husband and me at the dinner table.