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Happy 9th birthday to my Elijah-boy!

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And the winner of yesterday’s giveaway from A Thomas Jefferson Education is Kate Christy – congratulations!

If you didn’t win, remember to check out the discounted Simple Homeschool Bundle (use the code “SIMPLEBONUS13″ to get it for just $42) and/or a subscription to Mentoring in the Classics – I’m taking this ecourse alongside the DeMilles and learning so much – highly recommend it!

“Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.”

~ Albert Einstein

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So proud of my Trishna (age 10) – this week she “graduated” from our homeschool baking lessons!

“A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself.”

~ Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

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links3Photos from my sweet Jonathan’s recent America Day

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The winner of yesterday’s giveaway by Gadanke Journals is Mandy Garcia – congratulations!

Remember you can get free shipping from Gadanke on US orders over $10 through April 4th with the code “SCHOOLING” at checkout.

“As adults we choose our own reading material. Depending on our moods and needs we might read the newspaper, a blockbuster novel, an academic article, a women’s magazine, a comic, a children’s book, or the latest book that just about everyone is reading. No one chastises us for our choice. No one says, ‘That’s too short for you to read.’ No one says, ‘That’s too easy for you, put it back.’ No one says ‘You couldn’t read that if you tried — it’s much too difficult.’

Yet if we take a peek into classrooms, libraries, and bookshops we will notice that children’s choices are often mocked, censured, and denied as valid by idiotic, interfering teachers, librarians, and parents. Choice is a personal matter that changes with experience, changes with mood, and changes with need. We should let it be.”
~ Mem Fox, Radical Reflections: Passionate Opinions on Teaching, Learning, and Living

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Need a hint of spring, anyone?!

“A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones.”
~ Abraham Lincoln