Katherine says she hasn’t been receiving email notifications when other people leave comments on my posts after she’s commented. Would you mind letting me know if you have been receiving email notifications. I just assumed they were going out because I was receiving them; I’d hate to find out I was wrong.
Me and Lucia and Bella with Sister Karla (and yummy chocolates behind me.) First, to get it out of the way up front: I’m not pregnant. Not pregnant and not planning on being pregnant any time soon. But recently I spent about a week certain I was. Let’s just say the charts were confusing and […]
Four years ago we woke to wonder. Today we woke to rain and grey skies. And chaos. The usual kids bickering, yelling. Tonight I found bite marks on Anthony’s back. No one would fess up to having done it. Anthony, not thrilled at having to wait. Ben also doesn’t like waiting. While they were waiting, […]
This began as a Facebook discussion about what purpose grades and testing might serve in the homeschool environment. I thought I’d throw it up here to see what other people think. There are several reasons why teachers give grades and test students. 1. One is to find out what the students know, to evaluate how […]
A little bit of fun from our Thanksgiving dinner that didn’t make it into my Thanksgiving post: Bella, Sophie, and one of their cousins.
Sam Rocha writes about the home as a domestic church, whose rituals echo the mystagogy of the liturgy: If our home is a “domestic church,” then it should look, sound, and feel like a church, especially if we live with children. Why? Because churches are decorated and arranged for more than ornamental purposes. The pictures, […]
My children were so excited about Thanksgiving this year. The girls had picked out their outfits days in advance. I think the biggest attraction is cousins. Once again I am so very thankful for my sister-in-law, Carol (wife of Dom’s oldest brother, Bernie) for hosting Thanksgiving dinner. She cooked a fabulous dinner and welcomed us […]
This afternoon Sophie finished the first set of Bob books. She has gained so much confidence as a reader and is eager to jump into the next set tomorrow. I felt like throwing her a party. Then tonight it was like a switch flipped on in Sophie’s head and she was suddenly writing, writing, writing. […]
CREDO: Professing the Creed beyond the Year of Faith HE WILL COME AGAIN IN GLORY by Melanie Bettinelli and Theresa Scott [I'm doing something a bit different here. Trying to think how to write this post, I had a long IM chat with my sister. Then I put the chat transcript into a […]
I think I’ve read 68 of the books on the list. It might be more, but if I’ve read the ones I’ve crossed out, then I’ve since forgotten. I bolded the books that would definitely be on my top 100. Some day I might write up my own list. There are a bunch that didn’t […]