October 2013

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The catechesis(faith formation) of the last couple of generations of Catholics has been extremely disheartening. Being a product of that poor passing on of the faith, I feel I can say that without a doubt.  Although I feel a bit cheated by the lack of faith formation that I received before adulthood, I am so

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I am frequently fielding questions about our curriculum choices.  Now 5 years into our homeschooling  journey, I feel pretty confident in my ability to match curriculum with my kids’ individual learning styles.  I have never been a “fit the kid into the box” type of teacher and having the flexibility to pick and choose exactly

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One of my most vivid memories of my mom is watching her put on make-up.  I remember her sitting in the bathroom with her little magnifying mirror plucking, smoothing, drawing, “putting her face on” as she always says. My mom would never, ever, consider “leaving the house without her face on.”  Ever. As I grew

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After a recent outing with the family to some local high school homecoming activities I had the following conversation with my 7-year-old daughter while brushing her hair: 7-year-old:  “Mom, weren’t those girls with the crowns pretty?” Me:  “They were.  What did you think made them pretty?” 7-year-old:  “Well, I liked their hair mostly.  I like the