The Little Things

by Renee Doyle

January has been especially busy at our emerging K-12 classical school. It is the month when staff members use vacation time, might be out with a winter cold or attend conferences. With a limited employee pool, we all become versatile at covering for one another’s classes. Last week, I had the opportunity to teach art, P.E. and Latin. Such a diversified teaching schedule in both subject and time slots is challenging, but the reward from interacting with our students is priceless.

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Build Your Village

by Jamie Bonnema

We’re all familiar with the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child” and recognize the truth in it. We need reinforcement outside of our own abilities and availability. We desire for our kids to become good stewards of their talents, persevere in their endeavors, and be securely tethered to their identity in Christ. At any point, all of these things can be threatened, especially when our relationship with our child is strained or we’ve grown tired. We desperately need the strength of the village

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Time-Saving Tips in the Kitchen

by Sarah Stensland

Do you find yourself sprinting from one activity to the next? Are you out of energy at the end of a long day? Because of this, do you settle for convenience food or go out to eat more than you would like? Some days it feels like there isn’t another choice. However, with a little work in advance, you can have more home-cooked meals, which are often healthier and less expensive than the alternative! Here are eight tips to save you time in the kitchen.

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How Important is Bedtime?

by Tamara Dicks

Bedtime could be the most important part of the day as it may determine how one functions during the day hours. Bedtime rituals have even been scientifically proven to affect cognitive development. Research done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information revealed “Children in families with optimal bedtime routines showed better performance in terms of executive function, specifically working memory, inhibition and attention, and cognitive flexibility. Also, children in households with optimal bedtime routines scored higher in their readiness for school and had better dental health.”

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