Karen’s Blog

  • 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 →

  • Story Hand-Me-Downs
    Posted by Karen Andreola on August 23, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Story Hand-Me-DownsI'm squirreling away gifts into the Christmas-Closet and knitting mittens.A small pile of books is forming. I noticed something they share in common. They recall true events. What a strange coincidence. I'm guessing that if an adult finds the events interesting, a child would, too.People of all ages enjoy (and can learn something) from a well-written picture-book.Out of the Woods - A True Story of an Unforgettable Event by Read more →

  • Sipping Pages Like Tea
    Posted by Karen Andreola on August 7, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Sipping Pages Like TeaI'm excited. Charlotte Mason's writings are back in print. Now in a large format. My new set has arrived and I've been writing in the margins! I love my new books. As always I am sipping the pages slowly, like tea.The company Simply Charlotte Mason has published the series anew. We authorized use of the copyright material on the covers and the front-matter of our pink volumes. They asked Dean to write an introduction for Read more →