All That Glitters is Gold

Golden Honey Glitters

“All is gold that glitters, for the glitter is the gold,” sings Innocent Smith convincingly in G.K. Chesterton’s rollicking book Manalive. While I wouldn’t recommend Mr. Smith as a financial advisor, his words provide the countering truth to the old adage, “All that glitters is not gold.” The latter statement is obvious and declares an […]

The Ridiculous Freedom of Homemaking

Contrary to popular belief, the modern homemaker has one of the most freeing careers ever. What other calling let's you create and organize and choose your activities with such freedom?

G.K. Chesterton begins his brilliant and thought-provoking article “Woman” by demolishing the argument of  an acquaintance who urged him to embrace communal-kitchens. His acquaintance argued that communal-cooking would free women from the tyrannical constraints of the kitchen. Chesterton disagreed. Why? Not because Chesterton believed woman should be tied to the kitchen, but because it is in the […]

February Book It

February Books Read

photo credit Tutoring is a fun way to earn a bit of extra income from the home while investing in the lives of students. I currently teach literature and writing and love it. Not only is the switch from Suess to Shakespeare refreshing for me, my toddler Rosalind loves getting to serve “the guys” cookies […]