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Clapham Blog

Strategies to Stave off the COVID-15#

Well, we've made it through the first two and a half weeks of isolation. We've met animals through the Cincinnati Zoo, we've doodled with Mo Willems, we've listened to the nightly readings of one of our favorite authors, Andrew Peterson, we've...

6 Points to Ponder as Christians Face Coronavirus

 

On Friday the 13th, it hit me. This could be the start of a horror movie: Corona Apocalypse.

 

11 Tips for Families to Thrive During Coronavirus Social Isolation

This wasn't my typical Saturday. Usually, I get up and work out at the gym and then cheer on two kids at two basketball games. Then I might prepare for teaching Sunday School the next day and leisurely go grocery shopping. But instead with my gym...

Questions to Ask When Searching for a School

After having our first child, we fielded the question “Where will you send her to school?” countless times. We lived in an area where schools were very competitive and required parents to be proactive in securing a place at a preferred school....

Valentine’s Day: Moving from Cupids and Cards to Agape Love

 

In some ways, Valentine's Day feels like a Hallmark holiday if ever there was one… a convenient excuse for stores to sell cards, flowers, and chocolates. In reality, the holiday dates far back, with origins centuries old. Formal 'Valentine'...

4 Steps for Growing an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Children

Children are full of curiosity. They wonder how things come apart, how they fit together and how they are meant to work. Charlotte Mason states that,

 

“Children are born with all the curiosity they will ever need. It will last a lifetime if...

5 Cozy Reading Nook Ideas for Children

“Mom, I’m bored!” My ten year old son slumps down on the couch with a frown on his face and adds, “I hate Sundays! Why do we have to have no technology on Sundays, it is soooo boring!”

 

When Reading Doesn't Come Easy - A Mother's Perspective

Not long ago I picked up a much-anticipated and highly acclaimed book. I had waited long on the library hold list to get a copy. With the kids finally all tucked in bed, I climbed into my own bed to get comfy for a night of reading A Gentleman in...