Charlotte, NC Missionaries of the Poor Benefit Concert – The Messiah August 9th

A head's up from Mrs. Curley:Hello Everyone, I have been asked by The Missionaries Of The Poor (MOP)  to spread the word about the concert they are sponsoring to benefit the poorest of the poor. 100% of the proceeds will go to Missionaries Of The Poor Homeless and Abandoned Children. I have tickets for the concert entitled "The MESSIAH!! THE GREATEST MUSICAL EVER"   2:00 pm Saturday, August 9, 2014 Halton Theater, CPCC 1206 Elisabeth Av … [Read more...]

Homeschooling High School The Less Scary Way

 It's the time of year when mothers start to get excited about school.  Before you actually start the work is the ideal to time to share school plans, because once you're underway the enthusiasm can wear off a bit.  So here are my plans for the coming school year, starting with Mr. Boy.  I'll cover the girls' plans in two or three subsequent posts. High School. Oh My. The boy starts 9th grade, which means the college-prep clock is ticking and the transcript is officially turned on.  We … [Read more...]

How Much House Should a Bishop Inhabit?

I live in a relatively small house.  Not Third World Shack small, but the square footage per person makes most first-world "Small Houses!" fans gaze longingly at off-site storage options.  I have friends who squeeze way more children into way less space, and friends who do it the other away around.  We're happy with where we fall on the real estate spectrum, grateful for what we have and making the best use of it we can.CNN, on the other hand, is very worried about People Whose Homes Are the … [Read more...]

Speaking of Sex . . . Learn How to Think About Sex

You were probably thinking, "I already think about sex enough, thank you very much."But how well were you thinking about sex?If your sex-thinking needs improvement -- perhaps it needs more rigor, thoroughness, or clarity . . . consider signing up for Family Honor's online college course, The Truth and Meaning of Sexuality, Love & Family: Cultural Implications.  The Fall 2014 session begins August 15th, and registration closes August 8th.My husband and I took this course together, … [Read more...]

Transgender Nuns, Ho-Hum

I'm back from conference-land and that means it's time to talk about Transgendered Nuns.When I got the head's up on this story a few days ago, I had one reaction and I'm sticking to it: This isn't complicated, kids.That is, unless you are sucked up into our hyper-ventilating, panic-addicted culture, and just desperately need something Shocking! to ooh and aah over.  Otherwise, you can do the Catholic thing.  We'll do the Catholic thing:1. Doesn't matter what your past is. C … [Read more...]

Conference Update: Saturdays Specials, Catholic Success & a Full House for Distracted Parenting 101

A little update from the Midlands Homeschool Convention, where I'm making my home-away-from-home this week:1. Saturday Specials: Free Exhibit Hall Admission for everyone, and $20 family day passes for the workshops.  Worth a look.  Lots of vendors of interest to any parent -- educational toys, books, colleges . . . good stuff.2. The Catholic Exhibit just plain rocks.  Why yes, we are the coolest thing there, though admittedly the Kapla blocks people are a pretty close second. And it's no … [Read more...]

Gone Conferencing . . .

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