Category Archives: Nurture

Develop your child’s creative genius; teach the basics; savor the time. It will be over before you know it.

“The Good and the Beautiful” by Jenny Phillips

This material is wonderful for families looking for wholesome, uplifting ways to supplement their children’s education. Video overview and curriculum¬†available here. Thank you, Jenny. KSC

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Don’t you just love having a big family?!

We live in Utah, which is famous for “large” families. But even within Utah I have been treated to disparaging remarks by rude people about the number of children I have–even when I only had three. It was shortly after … Continue reading

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Homeschooling on a Shoestring

Here are some very special treats for my homeschooling friends. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. Please note that although I’ve used items from of all of these websites, I have not explored everything on every … Continue reading

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Understanding Our Past; Securing Our Future

We understand that past is prologue. It is critical that we teach our children to understand where they have come from so they can see the path ahead more clearly and so they can recognize the value of the principles … Continue reading

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Scripture, Song and Prayer

After Brian and I were married in California, we drove across the country for a southern reception. Then we spent a month visiting friends and family on the east coast. While we were visiting my brother and his little family … Continue reading

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Nurture Body and Soul with Naturally Leavened Bread

Homeschooling is about nurturing the whole person–the body and the soul. Naturally¬†leavened¬†bread seems to be much healthier for the body than bread made with commercial yeast and it is definitely good for the soul. People with gluten issues, candida and … Continue reading

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Loving Learning with Living Books

My plea is…that the young people shall learn what history is, what literature is, what life is, from the living books of those who know. –Charlotte Mason Few things compare with cuddling on the couch with my children reading a … Continue reading

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Learning is Child’s Play

“What a child digs for becomes his own possession.” –Charlotte Mason I’ve never been one to follow advice based solely on studies and I can’t recommend it, but I’m going to go ahead and feel a little smug that the … Continue reading

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Information is Not Education: Finding Your Personal Style

“The question is not, –how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education–but how much does he care? …how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and therefore, how full is the life … Continue reading

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Story Time: Why, how and when to read aloud.

The Reading Mother by Strickland Gillilan I had a mother who read to me Sagas of pirates who scoured the sea, Cutlasses clenched in their yellow teeth, “Blackbirds” stowed in the hold beneath. I had a Mother who read me … Continue reading

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