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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Knowledge and Non-Negotiables

“I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.” ~Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice An interesting conversation took place between myself and a child who shall remain nameless, to whom for the purposes […]

Bedtime Stories with Aristotle | HSLDA Blog

Bedtime Stories with Aristotle

  Lately, Jonathan has been doing snippets from Aristotle. The Aristotle. He can make anything accessible to little ones. He’ll often read them something normal and contemporary, like Dragon Pizzeria, but we are nothing if not chronologically inclusive. So while the girls brush their teeth, I’ll see him ruffling through Nicomachean Ethics to prep for […]

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