Back to home
Posts
On a Babymoon

On a Babymoon

We just returned from a glorious weekend in the Florida Keys.  Just my husband and I.  It came on the heels of a big production of Beauty & the Beast that my children were involved in.  It was sandwiched between that and their dance recital, co-op final exams and reaching that magic full term window…

Continue Reading
Donielle By Donielle, May 17, 2017
When not to read the ancient classics

When not to read the ancient classics

I love classical education.  I am watching it work before my very eyes.  I am enjoying hanging detailed information through dialectic discussion on the pegs of knowledge that were formed by memorywork back in the grammar stage.  But as discussed in previous posts I have a few a few reservations, too.  I am wary of…

Continue Reading
Donielle By Donielle, May 7, 2017
Another use for my Cricut machine

Another use for my Cricut machine

I have made diecuts for scrapbooking, fondant cut outs for cakes, cards for Valentines and stickers for gift wrapping with my handy Cricut cutting machine.  But I have recently discovered my new favorite use for that little wonder that can sometimes sit for too long and collect dust: graphic t-shirts! We have had a blast…

Continue Reading
Donielle By Donielle, May 1, 2017
Passport 2 Purity weekend with my doll

Passport 2 Purity weekend with my doll

Talking about sex with your tween daughter?  Yikes!  No one’s favorite activity!  But, last year I did something very exciting and productive with my oldest daughter.  We used Family Life Today’s Passport2Purity–Weekend Retreat Kit to create a fun and purposeful mother daughter getaway for my 12 year old and I.  Valuing purity cannot be taught well when…

Continue Reading
Donielle By Donielle, April 24, 2017
Practical Thoughts on the Classical Stages

Practical Thoughts on the Classical Stages

As we are preparing co-op plans for next year, we always have to take a step back and evaluate what we are doing and how it is working.  I asked our moms to pretend for a bit that we are starting from scratch with our current ages group and developmental stages, resources, talents and meeting…

Continue Reading
Donielle By Donielle, April 17, 2017
Guest Blog: American Girl Projects by Faith Kazim

Guest Blog: American Girl Projects by Faith Kazim

Hi, everyone! Today I am going to talk about my favorite American Girl Doll projects.   My sister and I LOVE American Girls! There are so many fun little accessories to play with! There are also so many big toys  for purchase. Lea’s Rainforest Hut, Grace’s Bakery, and Maryellen’s Kitchen are just a few. But the…

Continue Reading
Donielle By Donielle, April 4, 2017
Lapbooking – Study Skills by In the Hands of a Child

Lapbooking – Study Skills by In the Hands of a Child

We’ve loved lapbooking for years!  With two crafty daughters, lapbooking is the perfect way to gather and reinforce information we have been learning.  In the Hands of a Child http://www.handsofachild.com/ has a huge variety of pre-made studies that keep lapbooking easy and fun.  My girls’ favorite school project ever was their Cinderella stories unit study.  With…

Continue Reading
Donielle By Donielle, March 23, 2017
Why Have a Will?

Why Have a Will?

I must blog today on one of those things that nobody like to talk about – when you die.  I come today as your friendly neighborhood lawyer.   I have seen too many expensive legal situations that were totally avoidable with a little advanced planning.  So let me ask that tough question – do you…

Continue Reading
Donielle By Donielle, March 16, 2017
Baking cookies to illustrate Bible lessons

Baking cookies to illustrate Bible lessons

We did something that turned out really fun and very illustrative of Romans 8:28 the other week.  My girls asked me to share it with you!  We enjoy the in depth Bible studies provided by Pam at http://www.doorposts.com/blog.  Many of them are offered for free!  They are designed for busy moms and include suggestions for sharing…

Continue Reading
Donielle By Donielle, March 7, 2017
On Birthing Biblically

On Birthing Biblically

This post is written for born again Christians.  I want to throw out a crazy idea for you to ponder.  Birth involves suffering, as we all know.  Even a C-section or epidural does not remove the suffering from us, only changes it.  Just like in the rest of life, there will be suffering in the…

Continue Reading
Donielle By Donielle, March 4, 2017
About Me
Hi! Donielle Mason Kazim here!
I am a lawyer, homeschool mom to two terrific dolls, wife to Gary, follower of Jesus. I love literature, researching, chocolate, iced tea and anything to do with the beach. Let's be email friends! Subscribe and leave your comments. I look forward to chatting!
Fun stuff!
Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 12 other subscribers

Please check your instagram details.