Karen’s Blog

  • Finding Your Feet - Part One
    Posted by Karen Andreola on May 29, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Finding Your Feet Part One"Can I do this?" I asked myself. I was a young mother. Children's books were not part of my childhood. I was a recent Christian. I had no teacher's training. But I was determined to home-teach.Catbirds take a bath in our garden teacup daily. I felt like a dunderhead. I was, however, a motivated dunderhead. The more I dug, the more enthused I became. Charlotte Mason supplied me with the "how-to" and the Read more →

  • 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 →