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Articles by author: Lisa Bailey

The Power of a Question

by Lisa
Friday, 11 October, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
May I ask you a question? As a mom, I am good at that: “Are you up yet?”“Do you need some help?”“Why did you leave that here?”“Is your throat sore?”“When will you be back?”“Do you call that clean?” As a homeschool mom of two for more than a dozen years, I have...
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The Dividends of a Challenge Education

by Lisa
Friday, 27 September, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
Well here we are, six or seven weeks into this academic year. For most of us the dust is settling: we are growing accustomed to getting up and out of the house on Classical Conversations day, we are remembering what we like in our packed lunches, and everyone in the...
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Classical Education Is like Making a Cheesecake

by Lisa
Friday, 13 September, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
I recently asked a group of young children at Foundations Orientation if they wanted to learn how to make cheesecake. Always ready for an adventure and primed to have snack time sooner rather than later, they enthusiastically agreed. “So, what do we need to get started...
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Thermometer or Thermostat?

by Lisa
Tuesday, 06 August, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
“Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?” The question was originally posed to a group of teenagers at a Christian summer camp. When I heard the query, I was struck by how apropos it seemed for me, a mom preparing for another season of homeschooling. A thermometer...
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"Altared" States

by Lisa
Monday, 29 July, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
Summer Practicum season is often the “pause that refreshes,” as Coca-Cola would say. Inspiration abounds from speakers keen to be God’s conduit for truth. Encouragement flows freely among those who have “been there” before—and survived a certain stage of the...
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