Standing at the finish line is a glorious place to be. In this race, my competitors are none other than ignorance and time. Nearly forty years ago, I attended a Catholic parochial school that served as a testing ground for a now-very well known phonics program. I was schooled in that phonics program from kindergartenContinue Reading
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It’s a blessing to have a large family, to have memories of the older children rekindled when the younger ones pass through the same life transitions. I was reminded tonight of just how traumatic losing a tooth can be. Have you ever thought about that? I mean, REALLY thought about it? You are starting toContinue Reading
In Part I of this post, the Very Reverend Lejeune clearly laid out the reason for failure to make progress in sanctity. He encourages us to fortify our wills by making clear resolutions and not simply harboring mere desires. But just how do we do that? He offers us a roadmap. First, “a resolution shouldContinue Reading
So how does this switch come about? The Heath brothers explain how we all have a rational part of our brain as well as an emotional part. That isn’t really a new concept, but I like how they explain it. They liken our emotional part to an Elephant and our rational part to its Rider. Continue Reading
I’m always looking for ways to live smarter. As a homeschooling mom of a large family and co-owner with my husband of a small business, working overtime is a given. But even with the long hours, I still don’t have enough hours in the day. My side of our bedroom is piled high with stacksContinue Reading
It’s funny how life turns out. Growing up in the ’80s, I don’t think I ever heard the term “homeschooling”. The only other children I knew attended our Catholic parochial school, and nearly everyone moved up from that sheltered grade school to one of the area Catholic high schools. There was the Catholic high schoolContinue Reading
Porcupines and Temperaments In high school while browsing at a religious goods store, I came across a slim volume with the enchanting title The Delicate Art of Dancing with Porcupines: Learning to Appreciate the Finer Points of Others. The cover was adorned with a cartoon of chubby, grinning porcupines in mid-step, dancing in redContinue Reading