Hooray! This year we’re going all out to celebrate our little baby girl’s feast day. Well, not really. But we made Lucia bread for the third year in a row. (Some dissenting voices wanted to make the Lucia buns in the Lucia, Saint of Light book, but I didn’t think I had saffron. And others […]
Archive | December, 2013
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 […]