Karen’s Blog

  • Love and Duty
    Posted by Karen Andreola on June 2, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Love and Duty"Karen, please give a short and simple definition of Mother Culture," was the request on Facebook. Wishing to accommodate I typed away. Then I worked to cut it down quite a bit.     To me Mother Culture is a mingling of love and duty. It is the skillful art of a mother looking after the ways of her household and herself. With a heart of devotion, she seeks to find happiness in those things she "has" to do, as well as Read more →

  • A Few Resources for Boys
    Posted by Karen Andreola on March 24, 2018 at 11:45 am

    A Few Resources for BoysNigel Andreola and Dean Andreola, Maine 1999Some boys will read but they aren't particularly excited about it. Some, drag their feet.To remedy this we look for books that capture interest. Boys age 10-14 enjoy Ralph Moody's stories because they are based on challenges of his own life.Are you familiar with Walt Morey? He is best known for Gentle Ben because a television show based on the book, aired 1967-69. It accounts Read more →

  • Drawing Shyness by Karen Andreola
    Posted by Karen Andreola on March 11, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Drawing ShynessMy children all liked to draw - - - and were unhampered by drawing lessons because I didn't give them such lessons in their early years. Only in later years did they have a few drawing lessons, on shape and shading.(One resource was an old kit by Jon Gnagy. It was eagerly taken up.)Before that, I simply said, "Draw what you see." That was enough.I let them draw here and draw there - with no criticism from me (unless I was Read more →