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Inspirational Quotes For Children From Sir Winston Churchill (Free Printable)

I have loved reading and studying history since I was in elementary school, and it is a subject I look forward to teaching when my daughter is older. (Now we read preschool-age-appropriate books and visit children’s museums so that she can get a sense of the past.)  I enjoy inspirational …

Inspirational Quotes For Children From Abraham Lincoln (Free Printables)

Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, and I thought it would be appropriate to post a few quotes from one of our greatest presidents. Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Amazon.com, and will receive a small commission if the links on this page are used to make a purchase. Self-educated, Abraham Lincoln …

Trees in my Back Yard

Music Appreciation

Who, but You, would ever choose To dream Your dream in me? Tell me who, but You, would dare me to Believe what I can’t see Who, but You? Great and might God, I believe, I believe You Keeper of the stars, I believe, I believe You – Excerpt from …

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins

Enough is as good as a feast. – Mary Poppins

  Enough is as good as a feast. – Mary Poppins One of my favorite quotes comes from a character in a Disney movie from 1964!  She said it so quickly after the nursery-cleaning scene that I almost missed it.  It struck me as a simple statement that was profoundly …

Les Brown

Shoot For The Moon – Les Brown

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown This quote is featured prominently on the wall of the playroom at the Historic Huntsville Depot.  I liked it so much I came home and looked it up online.  Here are two more wonderful …

Martha Washington

The First Ladies of the United States: Martha Washington

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” – Martha Washington This is the first in a series of  articles …

Alexander Smith 1830-1867

I go into my library and all history unrolls before me. – Alexander Smith

  “I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.” – Alexander Smith, 1830-1867 Alexander Smith was a Scottish poet from humble roots who later became labeled as one of the Spasmodic poets.  Read more about him on Wikipedia. (Image from Gerald-Massey.org.uk) Related articles Make a ‘Play Library’ …

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis

 You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors, and I was delighted to come across this quote the other day on Pinterest, of all places!   As an “older mom” of a young …

Henry Adams

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. – Henry Adams

  A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. – Henry Adams, 1838 – 1918 Read Henry Adams’ biography on Wikiquote.     Photo from Wikiquote   Related articles Top Ten (10!) Pieces of Advice I’d Give New Homeschoolers…(bugsandstuff.wordpress.com) Poetry Collection: A Prophecy By John Keats(cottonridgehomeschool.com) …

Far better it is to dare mighty things – Theodore Roosevelt

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. — Theodore Roosevelt, April 10, …