Monthly Archives: August 2008

Making Salsa

We have been blessed with another good tomato year. Two years ago, we had a bumper crop of tomatoes in our garden and canned a huge amount of salsa. Last year, we didn’t plant any tomatoes and instead attempted to grow … Continue reading

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Worn Out

It is a good thing summer is almost over. One of the girls came home from playing at a neighbor’s house in tears. One of her sandals had come apart. The kids have been playing pretty hard all summer and their … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Our First Morning Glory

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Finishing Up Some Things

Since we will start back to (home) school on Tuesday, September 2, we have been trying to get a few more things done. One example is replacing the door between our garage and our kitchen. Almost five years ago, we … Continue reading

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Review: Haystack Full of Needles by Alice Gunther

Haystack Full of Needles A Catholic Home Educator’s Guide to Socialization by Alice Gunther I had never heard of Alice Gunther. But the subtitle intrigued me. The foreword was written by Laura Berquist. But I’m not big on reading the … Continue reading

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The Writing on the Wall

My mother used to tell us she prayed that each of us had children like we were. In my case, her prayers have been answered in Child #3. As alluded to in a previous post, my third child has been … Continue reading

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How Do You Know They Are Ready?

I never wanted to be one of those parents who sent their kid to something just because they were a certain age. We are Catholic and in our diocese and our parish, it is considered a given that second graders … Continue reading

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