Our Weekly Amble for August 22-26, 2016
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Our Weekly Amble for August 22-26, 2016

Finally, I get to write about this week. phew. Three Weekly Ambles in one week is a lot. I’m glad to catch up, though. Monday was awful. Everything took so very long. Children were still doing lessons at 6:30. Jason was coming home after bedtime. I was frustrated and upset and just do your work…

Old Books, Disagreements, Loving People
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Old Books, Disagreements, Loving People

As you likely know, we use AmblesideOnline for our homechool curriculum. One knock AO gets is that it occasionally uses old, sometimes racially insensitive (at best) or downright racist (at worst) books. There are books to offend many groups – Roman Catholics have issue with Trial and Triumph and Westward Ho!; This Country of Ours…

Our Weekly Amble: July 25-29, 2016
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Our Weekly Amble: July 25-29, 2016

We had a good week of school this week, but that’s likely because it was rather light as the school work goes. We’ve now finished Week 8 of AmblesideOnline Year 5. This week was the second of two weeks of swim lessons for the children. M-girl and N-boy both finished the “Fish” level and R-girl…

The Simple Woman’s Daybook for July 18, 2016
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The Simple Woman’s Daybook for July 18, 2016

For Today… Looking out my window … the thunderstorms have finished rumbling through but the ground and sky shows evidence of their early morning activity. I am thinking … about waking the children up. I’d like to let them sleep in after their week at camp, but it’s swim lesson week, so they’ll need to get…