Rivendell, WIS

O to grace how great a debtor Daily I'm constrained to be! Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Where Are You From Poetry Contest

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Our first diploma from our family school

We bought the template for the diploma at VDM Educator Services for only $6.00 US. Isn't it beautiful?

Even more beautiful are the memories of the last 19 years of Anna's life. I feel blessed to have the privilege of being her first teacher. Or should I say the privilege of having her as my first teacher? What I've learned through this adventure is priceless.

The text of the diploma:

is awarded to Anna xxxxxxx xxxxxxx
in recognition of her many accomplishments
and as evidence that she has fulfilled all requirements for HIGH SCHOOL
May 21, 2006 Philippians 4:8

Ronald x xxxxxxx Colleen x xxxxxxx
Administrative Director Administrative Instructor

Monday, June 05, 2006

ISTP--Is this me?

I took the What's Your Mothering Style? quiz tonight. If you know me in real life, does this fit me?

I found the quiz rather difficult to take--there were only 4 questions, each with 2 possible answers. I was a little ambivalent about 1-3 of my answers, but amazingly, I do think this sounds like the mother I've evolved into.

Your type is: ISTP —The “Give 'Em Their Space” Mother

“My feelings are my own business. Not theirs.
So I honor their privacy too.”

  • Non-intrusive and respectful of differences, the ISTP mother gives her children the personal space they need to develop as separate, self-sufficient individuals. As children grow and mature, she enjoys observing how each one becomes his or her own person. She seeks to accept and honor each child’s interests, opinions, and choices.
  • The ISTP mother does not believe in authority or control for its own sake. Instead, she favors a non-directive approach. Yet she has high expectations for each child’s self-discipline as a key to self sufficiency.
  • To these ends, the ISTP mother wants to “be there” for her children—to meet their basic needs and keep them safe. Her goal is to help her children think for themselves and take responsibility for their own actions.

As I told a group of online friends, I think my results would have been different before my girls reached the teenage years... and before I read Charlotte Mason... that second point, yes--Charlotte Mason taught me that!

Take the quiz yourself (assuming you are a mother). What do you think?