Confessions of a Mother Bird | HSLDA Blog

Confessions of a Mother Bird

Daisy* was near tears. “But why can’t I do it?” she protested. “I’d just like you to be a little older first, honey,” I answered, trying to choose my words carefully. “I’m not really comfortable with you doing that by yourself.” “It’s not fair!” she exclaimed. “You’re treating me like a baby. Why are you […]

Companion Planting

After a late snowstorm unleashed its final attack at the end of an unseasonably warm winter, we decided to risk the elements and start our garden. Usually it seems that bringing out the summer clothes is the trigger for a final frost or snowfall, but in this case, when we swapped out the seasonal wardrobes, […]

The 2017 Plague of Snack Locusts

Do the right thing. Don’t do the wrong thing. Until recently, I’d have said that these statements were basically the same. Both express an important virtue that homeschooling parents want to pass on to their children. But my perspective changed after the 2017 Plague of Snack Locusts. I imagine a lot of households struggle with […]

Good Clean Fun | HSLDA Blog

Good Clean Fun

“You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes.” ~Haggai 1:6 Have you ever experienced that feeling of futility […]

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