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Clapham Blog

What Is So Important About Being Earnest?

"We live in an age of ideals, and my ideal has always been to marry a man named Earnest."

-From Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

 

Craft Fair Entrepreneurs

 

For some children the entrepreneurial bug hits early. Often, their first venture requires a folding table and a jug of lemonade. The joy of a few quarters jingling in their pocket makes sitting in the hot sun for a whole afternoon worth it.

Surviving Middle School Moods: 3 Scenes

Before I jump to the subject at hand, I'd like to tell you a story from my childhood. Its relevance will become apparent, hopefully, by the end.

6 Interesting Facts About the Clapham Sect

When my children started at Clapham School, I figured I should find out what Clapham meant. The school website helpfully explained that it referred to the location where, during the turn of the 19th century, a group of believers worshiped and...

Babysitting: An Antidote to Entitlement!

 

Sometimes it seems to gradually creep in, other times it rears its ugly head seemingly out of nowhere. The beast I am describing is Entitlement. Subtle hints of it can become entrenched patterns, and we recognize it in our children or teens...

How to Talk to Friends about Clapham School

Have you ever found yourself wanting to talk to your friends about the incredible education students are receiving at Clapham School, but you have trouble sharing the basics? You’re not alone! In our fast-paced world, it can be difficult to...

Handel's Messiah: The Consequences of an Idea

"I did see all heaven before me and the great God himself..."

 George Frideric Handel

The story of the Messiah by George Frideric Handel is drawn from numerous strands that intertwine together to bring the Word through music to millions every...

5 Breakfast Favorites with Exam Week Upgrades!

Kid-favorite breakfasts can unfortunately be heavy on simple carbohydrates, setting up our kids for a mid-morning crash. While possibly passable on a typical weekday morning, these breakfasts can easily be upgraded and supercharged to give our...