Mel’s Blog

A timeline book for Challenge students

This post contains affiliate links. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  Classical educators are all about the timeline. I learned this when I began looking into the classical method, but I discovered what it...

Sentence Spinner

This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  I'm super excited to announce a free web app that I'm sponsoring for Grammar Nerds Club. As I mentioned in this post, GNC is a new venture...

BrashCards

This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  It's been a very long time since I've posted anything to the blog, and it's because of what I want to highlight today: BrashCards! A couple...

Customizing awards certificates for CC

This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  Hi, F/E director friends! Most of you are here because you are interested in my end-of-year awards certificates for Memory Masters, so I...

Classical gifts galore

This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  I'm happy to announce that my shop now includes several different gift items that have a classical theme. There are t-shirts, mugs, tote...

Unconventional therapy

This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and the following post should not be considered medical advice. If you have recently been diagnosed with...

Food as medicine

This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and the following post should not be considered medical advice. If you have recently been diagnosed with...

Onconaut

When I received my cancer diagnosis a few weeks back, it felt like I had landed in a different country—a different planet, even. I wasn’t scared of my new surroundings—I was surrounded by kind and caring medical professionals who successfully convinced me that the prognosis with their recommended treatment was good—but I could tell that I was massively unprepared to be in this new place.

Thoughts on an MRI

This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  NOTE: I realize that most of my readers are here because they subscribed to my blog through CC and are mainly interested in homeschooling...

Surviving the storm

This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  Last week, we lost our cat, Tina. Not lost as in died, but rather lost as in couldn't find her. It happened so quickly that none of us...

Want/Need/Wear/Read gift tags

This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  Last year, I gave away a set of Christmas gift tags: something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read. Here's a...

Advanced Latin vocabulary is here!

This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  Well, the flash cards took longer than I'd hoped to complete, but I'm happy to say that the remainder of the vocabulary necessary for a...

2016 board game recommendations

This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  {That would be the year 2016, not the number of board games I'm about to recommend, although sometimes it does feel like we have thousands...

A Litany of Thanksgiving

This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  As we approach Thanksgiving on Thursday, I wanted to share a litany and a prayer, both from the Book of Common Prayer, that you might want...

Orleans board game giveaway (ENDS 9/7/16)

This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon. Your price is the same, but any commission I earn helps offset blog expenses.  Last fall, I wrote a post about some board game recommendations for Christmas gifts hoping to help readers—especially those in my...

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