5 Good Reasons to Study Shakespeare in Your Homeschool

5 Good Reasons to Study Shakespeare in Your Homeschool

I know. I hear you! You are trying to grasp just why, when you will have to eventually teach advanced mathematics, why you should bother to teach Shakespeare. After all, what can Shakespeare teach us today? You might also struggle with the thought of teaching an archaic language. Forsooth! You’re trying hard enough to do all.the.things Charlotte Mason style, why bother (pull my hair out over) teaching Shakespeare? Here are 5 good reasons to teach Shakespeare in your homeschool. 1. Shakespeare, Bard of the Bible Shakespeare exemplifies the pinnacle of the poetic and dramatic language of his day. His work provides a type of non-religious framework for understanding the imagery, grammar, and vocabulary of the King James Version of the … Read more

Help Your Homeschooler Overcome Fear and Make Friends

Help Your Homeschooler Overcome Fear and Make Friends

“A man that hath friends, must shew himself friendly.” Proverbs 18:24a (KJV) When I was a little girl, my Granny would tell me that verse. I wasn’t particularly in want of friends, that came naturally to me. And for years, I thought that was the entire verse. It took my coming to Christ to completely grasp the wisdom of her words, and to learn the entire verse. It wasn’t long before I found myself repeating that verse to my own kids. All of it. Loneliness in the Family You can have an entire gaggle of kids and still have a lonely little one in the bunch. As moms, we want to wrap our lonely little one up or spend extra … Read more

Raising Daughters and Teaching Them About Biblical Modesty

Raising Daughters and Teaching Them About Biblical Modesty

So what does God say about modesty?¬†¬†Understanding what modesty is by defining it according to God’s terms can help us answer that question as we strive to train our daughters to glorify God in both body and soul. God’s truths are timeless, not old-fashioned. Before, we look at God’s Word, let’s peek at what Webster’s 1828 Dictionary 1 has to say… Defining Modesty MOD’ESTY, noun [Latin modestia.] That lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one’s own worth and importance. In females, modesty has the like character as in males; but the word is used also as synonymous with chastity, or purity of manners. In this sense, modesty results from purity of mind, or from the fear of disgrace … Read more