A Once in 350 Years Opportunity

French carpenter Gaspard Boucher of the town Mortagne in the province of Perche landed in Quebec in 1634 or 1635. His oldest son Pierre was thirteen. Gaspard worked for Jesuits on their farm at Notre-Dame-des-Anges. Pierre received his education from the Jesuits. When Pierre was fifteen years old, he went to live with the Jesuits […]

Principles for Choosing Books for Your Children

One of the things I loved about homeschooling was going to the library and bringing home stacks of books. However, I do remember the difficulty of choosing those books. We had wonderful libraries when we lived in Urbana, Illinois. One highlight of our homeschooling there was a library program involving a reading Bingo card. One of […]

My Heroines

Tomorrow marks my fourth anniversary of writing Daily Encouragement for Homeschooling Mamas. I love connecting with you each weekday. When someone says, “I read your blog,” my heart soars. Thank you for reading. I want you to know how much each of you means to me. On this day before that anniversary, I would like […]

Bible Study in High Places

Ray and I recently watched the speech by the U.S. Senate chaplain, retired Rear Admiral Barry Black, at the 2017 National Prayer Breakfast, held, as always, on the first Thursday of February in Washington, D.C. It was excellent. We also listened to statements other leaders said at the breakfast. It was especially encouraging to hear both […]