BLG & FB IM SZ - No Pets Sorry - Amy Koons - HSLDA Blog

No Pets, Sorry

My poor son. There he sat at the front of the library class, the only kid not raising his hand in response to the question, “Do you have a pet at home?” We were attending one of those wild animal classes that are sometimes done at birthday parties, where kids get to learn about animal […]

BLG SZ - A Tale of a Rabbit - Sara Jones - HSLDA Blog

A Tale of a Rabbit

“We don’t need a pet. We have a baby.” I used this excuse for years when my children were young. I got it from my friend Geni, who used to explain to her older kids why the current baby/toddler was similar to having a pet: “He eats stuff off the floor, makes messes, plays fetch […]

Laziness and Labor | HSLDA Blog

Laziness and Labor

“All it saves is time, son. And what good is time, with nothing to do? You want to sit and twiddle your thumbs, all these stormy winter days?” –Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder In the Little House series, there’s a telling contrast in worldviews between Almanzo’s Father in Farmer Boy and Laura’s Pa in […]

When Accidents Happen | HSLDA Blog

When Accidents Happen

Last month, my Facebook feed was exploding over an incident at a zoo that resulted in the death of a gorilla. If you are still in blessed ignorance, the story is that a 4-year-old boy managed to get into the gorilla exhibit, and one of the gorillas (a male) got hold of the boy. Though […]

Celebrate America with HSLDA | HSLDA Blog

Celebrate America with HSLDA

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in American history because it highlights the moment we officially became independent of Great Britain. It was the day we “restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His […]

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