Karen’s Blog

  • Welcome Home
    Posted by Karen Andreola on May 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Welcome HomeSpider Sparrow What are you doing for your Mother Culture? I hope you can snatch some moments to enrich yourself. At the end of the day, in just a few page-turning evenings, I read this sweet story. It pulled at my maternal heart strings. It ministered to my Mother Culture.Perhaps you've seen the film, Water Horse, or Babe. Both are based on the children stories by British author, Dick King-Smith. I happened upon a lesser Read more →

  • Keen Observer
    Posted by Karen Andreola on April 7, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Keen ObserverI hesitate suggesting one more thing for you to do. Especially near the end of the school year. This suggestion, however, promotes a refreshing change.Would you like to take a break from doing the subject of English indoors? How about taking credit for doing English-Outdoors . . . on a beautiful day?Description of Place During my winter reading I'd been noticing descriptions of "place." Now in spring it feels good to be walking Read more →

  • Glow of Intellectual Life
    Posted by Karen Andreola on February 26, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Glow of Intellectual Life(an alternative to burn-out)A little phrase in Miss Charlotte Mason’s writing popped out at me. I thought, here’s a reason to rejoice. I highlighted it in yellow. Later I underlined it in green. The 60 years Miss Mason was in close contact with countless children gave her a keen understanding of how they learn. Combine the right atmosphere, books of literary quality and regular opportunities to digest them, Read more →