The secret to sanity at home
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It’s February. Are you feeling it, fellow homeschool mom in the trenches? It’s so easy to let our mood slide with the weather into the gray, foggy blahs. We can feel trapped, low, crabby, In the first episode of our new podcast, The Scholé Sisters Podcast, we talk about how levity – lightheartedness, humor, cheerfulness – is a burnout prevention method. When we sink into seriousness, into get-it-all-done mode, into self-importance, we’re bound to be pulled down, lose our joy, … Read More

A peek into average school days at our house
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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real – Homeschooling Life ~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~ These photos were captured with my iPod because it’s my ubiquitous capture device. Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly. […] Solemnity flows out of men naturally; but laughter is a leap. It is easy to be heavy: hard to be light. –G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy Life with a houseful of young ones, whom you must not only raise but also educate, … Read More

5 Habits to Show Kids Love
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Homeschool lists! Let’s talk and share all sorts of lists this month during The Nester’s 31 Days series. I’ll share my lists, from managing day to day details to book lists to checklists to supply lists – rest assured, if it can be listed, I have listed it. So I pulled my best lists – yes, I had to abridge and combine the list of lists to bring it down to 31 – and I’ll be sharing them this month. … Read More

Catching Contentment & Conviviality
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I love putting together these Thursday posts, weaving together pictures of our life with words. The photos are far more objective than my own perceptions, and with some breathing space between the photos and my writing, I can see the humor, the blessing, the joy more clearly than I can in the moment. And, I have found that this practice of seeing the humor and the contentment in the past week improves my ability to see the humor and find … Read More

Metaphor Monday: Becoming Christ-Like or Acting Zeus-Like?
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The metaphor this week is just for moms, because it’s one I’m convicted by and still processing. Writing is my way of processing. This metaphor comes from a sermon by Doug Wilson on James 1 I’ve listened to 3 or 4 times now over the last couple months, trying to get the thought to stick. James 1:19-20 says: Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of … Read More

Hidden Art of Homemaking: Creating the Environment
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We come at last to the fourteenth and last chapter of Edith Schaeffer’s Hidden Art of Homemaking, posting chapter by chapter with Cindy’s book club at Ordo Amoris. This chapter ties all the preceding topics back to the original concept of Hidden Art being a development and expression of oneself. In the beginning chapters, Edith wrote about how it is glorifying to God to develop and express your personality and talents and abilities, even if you are not compensated for … Read More

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