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Your Presence: A Gift to Your Children that Lasts a Lifetime

I think a lot about what I want to do for my kids to help them succeed in life. Just recently I was combatting the “I’m not doing enough” feeling and a simple Pinterest browse sent me reeling. As I … Continue reading

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How Sonlight Handles the Trivium

Or "How You Get a Classical Education with Sonlight You and Your Children Will Love" What is a Classical Education? The basic idea behind a "Classical Education" or the "trivium" is that learning progresses through three main stages: Grammar (accumulating … Continue reading

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A Time of Plenty

Tiredness is hard. Carrying heavy thoughts, emotions, feelings can become quickly overwhelming. I experienced this last month when I went from, "I'm good, I'm handling this..." to complete melt down. I sent one of those panic emails and my sister … Continue reading

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Family

We just got back from our annual family get together, dubbed "Family Fun Week." It is a special time we take, and one I traditionally look forward to. Except, this year I approached it with some trepidation. Last year we … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Talk with Your Children about the Elections

Has there been much election talk in your home? If you are a U.S. citizen, do you know how you'll vote on Tuesday? The mid-term elections are the perfect way to incorporate a little extra learning about government into your … Continue reading

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Want Your Children to Reject Your Teaching? Do This

Right before my lonely years in a public high school, my best friend and I had a final interaction. Memory plays its usual tricks and I do not recall ever seeing him again. The details unfold like a dream, jumping … Continue reading

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"But Why, Mom?" The Value of Communicating Values

Stark hair and makeup frame her pretty face. Metal protrudes from her ears and nose, lips, tongue. Regularly added tattoos cover her skin. And yet her beauty is still there, vibrant and loud, like her laugh which rasps -- marbles … Continue reading

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