A Life of Leisure

It’s always difficult to slip back into normal routine after a week away. One week of vacation really just whets your appetite for more, doesn’t it? It takes almost a week before you’ve settled into the groove of relaxation, but it’s about that same time you need to start mentally preparing to return to life…

Knowing that I Don’t Know…Yet

Today is day 41 of our 40 day sugar fast. Yes, that means it’s over. I broke my fast last night with a big bowl of ice cream, an Oreo cookie, and a can of Coke. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t as satisfying as I thought it would be. However, it didn’t disappoint me…

What’s the Point?

I’m reading the book “Consider This” with a friend right now in preparation for our trip to Ambleside, England, this spring. Its author, Karen Glass, explores the connection between Charlotte Mason’s educational principles and the classical tradition. It’s reminding me that every educational system is rooted in some sort of view of what it means…

I Love Morning Time

And, by that, I do NOT mean that I am a "morning person". That's fodder for a whole other post. My favourite part of our homeschool day happens during breakfast. It's what we (and countless other homeschoolers) call "morning time". We have been at this homeschooling thing for longer than I realized. I kept thinking…