Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ready to Fly Away?

James and I practice Hymn Study as suggested by Ambleside Online which is modeled on the ideas of Charlotte Mason.  We learn the song and sing it once a week for a month (more if we like).  As I said … Continue reading

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Father and Son

I do have some things on my mind to write about, but for today I’m going to copy my last post from the old blog. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Yesterday’s math lesson turned into an extended life talk with Dad.  Mom went to … Continue reading

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Table etiquette and courtesy

This is an excerpt from an interview with the writer of Downton Abbey found here Are there any little details of etiquette from this period that you wish would be revived? [Laughs] Well, I think that thing of being polite, … Continue reading

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Our “school” day

I was recently asked by a friend to describe a typical school day in our house.  She also homeschools and is considering changing her current educational approach.  I decided to record the results here. Our basic educational philosophy is known … Continue reading

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Sometimes God understands lying?

The king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, “Why have you done this thing, and have saved the boys alive?” The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women aren’t like the Egyptian women; for they … Continue reading

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Vipers and serpents

Yesterday I read Luke 3 and found this exclamation of John very interesting He said therefore to the multitudes who went out to be baptized by him, “You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey and parenting

I’ve been watching Downton Abbey on PBS — 3 episodes down — I missed the 1st one, but you can watch them online for a limited time only — and 1 to go.   The story, I believe, is an original … Continue reading

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The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus

To get this thing started I thought I’d direct you to my former blog wherein I made a few entries between the end of 2006 and a few days ago.   http://pelhamhouse.blogspot.com/ You can pop on over there to see my … Continue reading

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