Karen’s Blog

  • Christmastime, 3 Lesser-known Films, 1 Book
    Posted by Karen Andreola on December 7, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Christmastime, 3 Lesser-known Films, 1 BookLandis ValleyDean and I watched an old movie recently that I quickly warmed up to."Our Vines Have Tender Grapes" is so sweet I plan to share it with my grandchildren.Acting extravagantly, I bought the DVD.I photographed it surrounded by my tiny fabric yo-yo garland that I added more yo-yos to recently.While I was standing in the kitchen over Thanksgiving holiday telling Sophia about it, ending with "I Read more →

  • Classroom Not Required
    Posted by Karen Andreola on November 13, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Classroom Not RequiredA Little News First"I've been unable to keep up with my blog of late," I said to a friend. She suggested shorter pieces. We'll see if I'm capable. But first, since it's been years, I'll share a little news. . . .  A photo - not "staged." Sophia often finds her Eloise here with dolls and picture book.KarenAfter a summer of freelance writing it felt good to click "Send." 12 articles and more than 55 hand-picked Read more →

  • Another Cadillac Course?
    Posted by Karen Andreola on September 17, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Another Cadillac Course?You might recall the homeschool product reviews the Andreolas wrote. Who knew anything about the quantity of stuff we didn’t review?     No one.    Until now. Letting the dishes soak I decided to tackle instead, the box that sat on a chair at the far end of the kitchen table. I tucked some hair behind an ear. I straightened my glasses. I meant business. I always gave boxes of sample curriculum a Read more →