Karen’s Blog

  • Ideals
    by Karen Andreola on May 8, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    IdealsOur maples are making many seed "helicopters." Are you new here?   Welcome.The assortment of articles you will find here are a compliment to my books: Mother Culture - for a Happy Homeschool, and A Charlotte Mason Companion.    FOND FAREWELLThis next paragraph is difficult to write.I am keeping this blog-spot online (with small updates here and there) but I am saying farewell.For various reasons I am closing a chapter of my life as I […]

  • Color my Life - a Writing Tip and Book Review
    by Karen Andreola on April 8, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Color My Life - A Writing Tip and Book ReviewI thought I’d share a trade secret. It is a tiny tip from (and for) a student of writing. (I’ll always be a student of writing.)I made a curtain valance for over the kitchen sink. The morning sun shines brightly through the leafless trees.Since this tip is briefly mentioned in general writing-helps – if mentioned at all – I’m highlighting it here.  It’s one of those little things in […]

  • A Walk Down "Mother Culture" Lane by Karen...
    by Karen Andreola on March 9, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    A Walk Down Mother Culture® LaneEarly Days of SpeakingWhenever I come across a mom who is ministering the ideas of Mother Culture online, my heart is warmed. I’m happy to see the ideas welcomed.We home teachers have weighty cares. Endurance is needed for our long hours of service. But moments of Mother Culture are refreshment along the way. A glass of ice tea, ten minutes with an embroidery needle or paint brush, a few lines written in a […]