Posted in Poetry

Surface Tension – An Original Poem

My poetry is always inspired by the most random subjects, and my latest attempt at poetry was inspired by my chemistry class. This past year I’ve been taking chemistry, which is arguable my favorite scientific discipline, and I especially enjoyed learning about gases, pressure, and intermolecular forces. Continue reading “Surface Tension – An Original Poem”

Posted in Homeschool

Breaking the Barrier Spanish – Review

Wrapping up my third year of formally studying Spanish, I wanted to share my thoughts on the various courses of study I’ve tried throughout the years and what curriculum was the best. I have used Spanish for ChildrenLIFEPAC Spanish, which I’ve previously reviewed, and most recently Breaking the Barrier Spanish, which is undoubtedly the best language course I’ve taken. Continue reading “Breaking the Barrier Spanish – Review”

Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits,
Take care of your garden, And keep out the weeds,
Fill it with sunshine, Kind words and kind deeds.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Posted in Book Reviews

Knights In Training

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Knights In Training by Heather Haupt

I know it might seem odd for me to be reading a book about raising boys when I don’t have any children, but bear with me here.

After I began homeschooling, I became interested in learning about different education philosophies. This started me down a path of learning more about children and raising children in general.

To my understanding children are the foundation of society. Every parent, grandparent, aunt, and uncle wants to create a better future for their successors. Since children are the foundation of society, raising them is all about family dynamic and societal beliefs. So really when I read about different education theories or child rearing philosophies, I’m educating myself about society as a whole. Continue reading “Knights In Training”

Posted in Book Reviews

Ivanhoe: Dinner and Death



In Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott takes one of my favorite time periods of English history, the twelfth century, and writes an action packed story around a cast of both real and fictional characters. It is by far one of the most entertaining and pleasantly surprising books I’ve had to read for literature class, and I just wanted to share one of my favorite passages from the story which for me really sums up vibe permeating throughout the novel. Continue reading “Ivanhoe: Dinner and Death”

Posted in Beauty and the Beast

Beauty: A Beauty and the Beast Retelling -Review

It’s official. Mismatched Socks now has a whole separate category for reviews of books based on Beauty and the Beast. In addition, I formally announce my quest to find the best retelling. I’ve already said how much I love Beauty and the Beast, and I figured it’s only fair that I give it the attention it deserves. Also, an avid Beauty and the Beast fan I have a duty to warn other Beauty and the Beast fans against all the TERRIBLE retellings out there, and bring good ones to their attention. Therefore, I formally announce my quest for the best Beauty and the Beast retelling. May the best retelling win. (And may the odds be ever in your favor.)

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