Why We Are Thankful for Thanksgiving

I read the book The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks by Jan and Mike Berenstain to my daughter a few months back. After that she asked me about the whatness of Thanksgiving. I was only able to muster a tentative reply. So I thought I might as well take a look at the history behind why to the American people this holiday is significant for the sake of my daughter, myself and our homeschool.  A Brief History of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is an American holiday that springs from the unique heritage of its people as a nation. I can’t tell much about this

Continue reading

Golden Hours in the Great Outdoors

In this post, I want to share with you what Charlotte Mason thought about the benefits of the “blessed air” of the great outdoors. But first, a poem from me. Hope you like it!    When We Were Kids When we were kids, my siblings and I (now old) witnessed — gardens growing from seeds, flowers blooming and wilting, branches bending as one balances on them, and breaking, ants on your skin when their homes atop fruit trees are disturbed, destroyed, and the waters cackling as they go their merry way tiptoeing upon pebbles, rocks and boulders on their journey to the sea.

Continue reading

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

It’s Christmas everywhere! By this, I mean we’re bombarded with shimmering lights at the malls, and carols a-ringing everywhere we go. Establishments which are riding the wave are out there to entertain you with their attractions but don’t be fooled — they’re out there to get you wishing, and overspending, too! Christmas at the Shopping Malls I don’t want to generalize, and I certainly don’t want to be a Scrooge (though some may think I am being that right now), but I honestly feel that somehow everything Christmas-y is all connected with money. Those blinking lights and red sale signs

Continue reading