MissKathyPWP

About MissKathyPWP

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts." Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.

Guest Post: Lemon Oil–Clearing Out for a Clean Start

I am delighted to be guest posting monthly at A Thyme for Writers where author and fitness aficionado, Karen Van Den Huevel, shares a host of tips to add spice to your life. Each month Karen features a variety of guest contributors who share her love of healthy living inside and out–and the joys of writing […]

A3 Guest Post: The Truth about Bluestockings

When Benjamin Stillingfleet rejected the norms of 18th century polite society, for the graver pursuits of learning and literature—and the company of like minds for enlightened conversation—his fortunes dramatically altered. No more would he be invited to grand affairs requiring the fashionable formality of black stockings. His daily-wear blue stockings must suffice.

No matter. He […]

Altered Teacups Illustrate a Love of Literature

To end our first semester studying the classics of Western civilization’s literary legacy, we designed and created altered teacups to illustrate our love of literature.

Haley and I made time in November to plan and begin work on our projects, putting the finishing touches on them after our delicious Christmas teatime–an annual tradition. Read all […]

Write Spice Series: Peppermint Bits—Broken and Sweet

I am delighted to be guest posting monthly at A Thyme for Writers where author and fitness aficionado, Karen Van Den Huevel, shares a host of tips to add spice to your life. Each month Karen features a variety of guest contributors who share her love of healthy living inside and out–and the joys of writing […]

A3 Guest Post: Writing the Vision

For I am not instructed in the vision to write as the learned write, and the words in the vision are not as words sounding from a human mouth, but as flashing flame and as a cloud moving in clear air.
Hildegard of Bingen, Letter to Guilbert Gembloux, Henry Osborne Taylor translation
Most writers can attest to some […]

Write Spice Series: The Clove Principle

I am delighted to be guest posting monthly at A Thyme for Writers where author and fitness aficionado, Karen Van Den Huevel, shares a host of tips to add spice to your life. Each month Karen features a variety of guest contributors who share her love of healthy living inside and out–and the joys of writing […]

A3 Guest Post: Milady’s Pen for Posterity

Welcome to my monthly guest post at Almost An Author, whose mission is to equip, educate, and encourage writers, giving new writers a place to learn and grow. Each month I’ll be researching the contributions of women writers throughout history and what we can learn from their lives and writing habits in my new series, Lessons from […]

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    Invitation to the Classics: Pondering Aristotle and Happiness

Invitation to the Classics: Pondering Aristotle and Happiness

This week on our homeschool essay tour through Invitation to the Classics, Haley and I have been reading about the legacy of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle on Western thought and civilization. Much of what we’ve discovered in our reading and discussion led us back to biblical truth. It is clear to see that God […]

Invitation to the Classics: Reflections on Herodotus Essay

Homeschool Essay Guest Posts
by Haley Richardson

Continuing our overview of the literary heritage of Western civilization, we read about ancient historians in a series of essays in Invitation to the Classics. Haley chose the following essay assignment:
Essay Question: Herodotus, History of the Persian Wars  

Herodotus sees equal worth in all people—especially, and surprisingly for a native […]

Is This Assignment Over Their Head?

This assignment might be over her head, I thought to myself after Haley left at the conclusion of our weekly literature and language arts class.

I’ve been mentoring this bright young homeschool student for a few years in literature and writing. We’ve just embarked on literary adventures for her sophomore high school studies with an […]

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