Tag Archives: Time Management

Excuses, Excuses!

My children never cease to amaze and amuse me with the reasons they come up with for why something can’t be done. Actual excuses proffered me include: “I can’t make my bed until the dryer is done.” (Not because we were waiting on clean sheets, but because the wool dryer balls “sounded like Jumanji.”) “I’m […]

The Gift of Presence | HSLDA Blog

The Gift of Presence

It’s Christmastime! The holiday lights are beginning to appear on houses in our neighborhood, Christmas trees are going up, and Christmas music is playing in every store. I am not one of those people who go nuts with the festivities, but I think it’s safe to say that this is my favorite time of year. […]

The Discipline of Discipline | HSLDA Blog

The Discipline of Discipline

What do you think of when you hear the word “discipline”? If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking of time-outs, spankings, and other such methods of punishment. Fortunately, I am not here to debate controversial parenting topics today, but rather to consider a broader definition of the word “discipline” and what it means for us […]

Get a Life

Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal: “Dust thou art, to dust returnest,” Was not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow Is our destined end or way; But to act that each to-morrow Finds us farther than to-day. ~A Psalm of Life, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Throughout […]

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 […]