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Reading the Federalist Papers with Me (Part 2)

Reading the Federalist Papers with Me (Part 2)

Let’s dig into a couple of the meatier Federalist Papers! One of the most often quoted in Federalist No. 51. Let’s pull that up on The Avalon Project. The first two paragraphs lay out the ideal situation, then the reason it is not practical.  It then establishes why government is necessary.  The author states, “In framing…

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Donielle By Donielle, January 27, 2018
Reading The Federalist Papers with Me (Part 1)

Reading The Federalist Papers with Me (Part 1)

Are you ready to read with me?  I always ask my students to tackle the most difficult reading projects first.  Let me give you the literature pointers that I give all of my students.  An abridged version is acceptable if you are looking for a general overview, a more complete education, are short on time,…

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Donielle By Donielle, January 22, 2018
Read with Me (Free Reading Guide!)

Read with Me (Free Reading Guide!)

There are few things I enjoy more than a good book. Teaching literature to my highschooler and her co-op has given me a chance to revisit some classics and to crack open a few that I found too intimidating when I was younger. The chance to analyze them on a deeper level has brought the…

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Donielle By Donielle, January 12, 2018
A Great Salad to Jump Start the Year

A Great Salad to Jump Start the Year

I do not do New Year’s resolutions, so much as use the new year as a goal setting opportunity. I look at five or so life categories and see what needs fixing up: health, spiritual, parenting, marriage, career, and sometimes personal development.  Our whole family works together.  Then we hang our list where we can…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 27, 2017
Secrets for Saving Money this Christmas

Secrets for Saving Money this Christmas

Christmas is fun! And sometimes expensive. While trying not to sound like Charlie Brown in his Christmas special, the crass commercialism is difficult to avoid this time of year. Of course the worst possible scenario is to try to enjoy the season on credit, only to get the depressing bill in January.  Here are a…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 17, 2017
Gift Ideas for Homeschool Moms

Gift Ideas for Homeschool Moms

I have seen lots of gift ideas for moms floating around this time of year. So I decided to make a Homeschool Mom Wish List for those who need some ideas when it comes to the homeschool mom in their lives. You are welcome, homeschool dad. Let’s start in the morning, Every homeschool mom needs…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 12, 2017
Help for an Angry Kid

Help for an Angry Kid

To wrap up this little series on child discipline there is one more aspect of misbehavior that is important to address: ANGER.  An angry kid is a difficult one.  They can be sullen or volatile, moody or vicious.  But at the heart of anger is pain.  Anger is easier than working through grief.  It is…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 6, 2017
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A Fun Recipe – Cherry Fizz Candy

A Fun Recipe – Cherry Fizz Candy

It is time to start baking for Christmas!  We do a fun extended family and friends Christmas candy and cookie making night each year.  We have our standard favorites: fudge, buckeyes, chocolate dipped everything.  Nothing says Christmas like pulling out my Grammy’s Marshmallow Fudge recipe.   Some years we like to try something new.  Sometimes it…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 27, 2017
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You are invited!

You are invited!

What could be more fun than a Christmas craft boutique?  Please join us, if you are local, on November 25th from 1 to 5 p.m.  Handmade, artisan gifts are more fun to shop for and more meaningful than the “Made in China” plastic junk from the big box stores.  And it will be Small Business…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 20, 2017
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What to do when your kid acts up

What to do when your kid acts up

Ever have one of those days with one of your kids?  Then it stretches into one of those weeks?  What do you do when one of you children is consistently misbehaving?  This little blog series will discuss some of the main reasons behind misbehavior and some strategies for correcting behavior. Here is the starting question…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 15, 2017
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