Tagged with Kids

Church in my slippers

I have a new pair of slippers, which I love. They are glittery, shiny pink: think Dorothy’s ruby red heels, in pink slipper form. These are the kind of wear-them-every-day, with random people commenting “Wow, those sure are bright!” that make me happy to have them on slippers. I even wear them to church.  Now, … Continue reading

And now for something completely different

One of the habits we work on in our homeschooling life is art appreciation, which  takes several forms. We listen to music and “imaginate” what might be happening (i.e. “this sounds like something small and fast, scurrying quickly” or  “this sounds like a graceful dolphin” or my favorite from my five year old “I’m imaginating … Continue reading

Along Came a Dog

I read the book Along Came a Dog, by  Meindert De Jong to my two children (we finished it tonight). I had never heard it, but at Plumfield Academy (which is an AWESOME Charlotte Mason school, and where my daughter goes several days a week), they were reading it as part of the literature curriculum, … Continue reading

Not to be sexist…

I observed the funniest interaction the other day. I was babysitting; the two seven year old girls were “playing ponies” (as in My Little Ponies, the cute girly kind) by themselves outside and the two boys (ages five and three) were playing with Transformers, or some other boyish toys in the bedroom. I like to … Continue reading

Powerful words

Have you seen the thing going around on Facebook (you know the thing that’s like the front of a greeting card usually with some funny or deep saying on it)? It reads: The way we talk to our kids becomes their inner voice. It gave me pause to read it. I’ve actually been thinking a … Continue reading

The King of Rocky Ithaca

Do you know who the King of Rocky Ithaca is? My 7 year old does (as does my 4 year old, though he gets fuzzy on some of the details).  We (and by “we” I mean my hubby, who holds an MA in Classics and teaches Latin and History) have been reading children’s versions of The … Continue reading

Homeschooling mania

I am not a very trendy person; I always seem to be one-to-several-steps behind the trendy curve. Whatever the trend is, I am the one lagging behind saying to myself, “Huh, wonder what that was all about? Maybe I should check into it.” By the time that metaphorical thought happens, the trend is over. For … Continue reading

Feminist Mojo

My daughter who is 7 years old had this conversation with a friend the other day: Friend: Are you going to get married when you grow up? Daughter: Yeah. Are you? Friend: Yes. If you don’t have a husband, you can’t have kids. Because then you won’t have anyone to watch the baby when you … Continue reading