Why This Is NOT the Time to Do School at Home

It’s no secret we home educate our children (even though I did wish I could do it “undercover” when I first started). And if you know me in person, you know how passionate I am about homeschooling and education and lifelong learning in general! I have shared things on Facebook to help families who are…

No homeschool “recipe” works without this one ingredient!

Last week we read a story about a little boy who loved flowers. It was part of Belle’s assigned readings for AO year 3, which means I’ve read it before when my older girls were going through year 3. And I remembered that that very story had inspired me to write a blog post a…

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…

Today, a Winter Jacket…Tomorrow???

The mornings are dark now. Waking up, walking the dog, and eating breakfast are done before the sun peeks out. Winter is coming, and the chilly air is starting to bite at tiny fingers and ears. As such, this morning we advised our girls to wear warmer jackets and gloves to school today. Our seven…