For the Family’s Sake: Chapter 9

When the Children Have Gone to Bed by Carl Larsson, c. 1895 Of Beds, Balance, and Books There are some good ideas for family routines in this chapter especially regarding bedtimes, reading aloud, and relationships within the home that have worked for many families. I agree with the author that its’s very important to find … Continue reading For the Family’s Sake: Chapter 9

Reading, Thinking, & Domesticity #6

It's been a while since I've written one of these posts. I always find it difficult to come up with a title unless I'm writing an obvious 'book review' as I like to go off on tangents. So 'Reading, Thinking, & Domesticity' it is as it is a bit of everything. I've been listening to … Continue reading Reading, Thinking, & Domesticity #6

For the Family’s Sake: Ch 6

‘Taking Time and Care to Create the Home’s Atmosphere.’ This chapter starts off with the wisdom of the biblical directive found in the Old Testament which says that a young husband could not be drafted into the army in the first year of his marriage. The establishment of the home and the newlyweds relationship with … Continue reading For the Family’s Sake: Ch 6

The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge (1963)

    ‘At least there is hope for a tree:    If it is cut down, it will sprout again,    and its new shoots will not fail.Its roots may grow old in the ground    and its stump die in the soil,yet at the scent of water it will bud    and put forth shoots like a plant.’ … Continue reading The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge (1963)

December Doings, Domestics, Catch Up, Wrap-Up & Random

* Christmas in a box? He thinks he's a Christmas decoration. * It's heating up here where we are. It's a very different scene in the Northern Hemisphere and I enjoyed seeing Heather's lovely photography & thoughts on her Canadian scenery at this time of year. * For the past couple of months we've been … Continue reading December Doings, Domestics, Catch Up, Wrap-Up & Random