The Advent Season: What Chocolate Calendars Have Missed

by John Hutson on Dec 6, 2017 6:00:00 AM

If you are not familiar with the church calendar, you may be surprised to find that the Christmas season, or Christmastide, does not actually begin until December twenty-fifth and then proceeds for ...

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Classical Math: Encountering God Through Numbers

by Sarah DeConink on Nov 29, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The following post is edited from a speech given by the Whitefield Academy Head of Math and Science, Sarah DeConink.

Math is often categorized as a collection of patterns and ...

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Top Coffee Table Books for Snowy Days

by Adrienne Waner on Nov 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Each year, since my kids were babies, we have given them a special book or two for Christmas. Now Christmas isn’t the only time of year my kids receive books as gifts, but the books they are given at ...

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Gifting Experiences: Christmas Presents for Tweens and Teens

by Rachel Hutson on Nov 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Do you feel like your house is filling up with "stuff" faster than you can say "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"? We are quickly approaching that time of year where we wrap gifts up with fancy paper, ...

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When Prayers Aren't Answered: How to Explain "Bad Things" To  Your Children

by Rachel Hutson on Nov 8, 2017 6:06:00 AM

We recently suffered a loss in our extended family. When we found out about this kind man's passing, we were very worried about telling our three year old daughter. We were worried not because we ...

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The Reformation of Education: Martin Luther as Headmaster

by John Hutson on Oct 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM


Today marks the quincentennial—that’s the five-hundredth anniversary—of Martin Luther’s protest against the Roman Catholic Church which started the Protestant Reformation. We usually ...

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Latin: Why Teach A Dead Language?

by Michele Phillips on Oct 25, 2017 6:01:00 AM

We discovered classical Christian education when our oldest was entering the third grade, and we began to incorporate Latin into our curriculum. Several friends and even some family members began to ...

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How to Prepare Your Child for a Dangerous World

by Rachel Hutson on Oct 18, 2017 7:30:00 AM

In first grade, I watched a video about fire safety. I vividly remember the entire movie: a kid is having a friend over to spend the night. They are playing with slot cars, and after they go to bed, ...

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Parents on the Playground: Why Don't We Discipline our Kids?

by Rachel Hutson on Oct 11, 2017 6:01:00 AM

It has happened to me more than once. My girls are playing on the playground and another child is mean to them. Either they won't let my kids in the playhouse or they ignore my kids or they push my ...

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