Be Awesome, Quit for the Summer

Summer started early around here. Stress levels were at an all-time high, the sun was shining, and we’d hit our state-mandated 180 days of school for the year. So I hit the QUIT button and immediately heard, “Mom you’re the most awesome mom ever!!” I don’t know what you intend…

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A Two Towers Kind of School Day

The forecast in Mordor according to an iPhone: unflinchingly hot for the upcoming week

You know, the kind full of battle scenes. The good guys face hopeless odds. The women and children are crying. Only a wizard and group of mystical Ents can rescue the halflings from despair. “What can men do against such reckless evil?” “Ride out and meet them.” Let’s just say…

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Morning Time Breakdown

Breakfast table ready with coffee, fruit, and croissant. Only thing missing is a morning time binder and the kids.

Morning time: a liturgy, a marathon, a habit, a joyful family memory. There are a lot of ways to accurately describe what morning time is for us, and what I hope it will become in years to come. But this post is going to give you the nitty-gritty details on…

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Two Thoughts on Family Culture

If we think that by controlling all the possible variables, we’ll make sure our kids turn out in such-and-such a way, or that our family will be like the picture we hold in our mind’s eye, we’re fooling ourselves.

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A Day in the Life of a Classical Homeschool

notebook page that lists Bubba's assignments & chore for the day

This is part of the series: Classical Homeschooling Those of you who have read any of these great books about classical homeschooling have, if you’re anything like me, shut the book and said something like, “Yeah right.” All of this sounds fabulous, but real people like me can’t possibly accomplish all…

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A Classical Education is Practical

This is part of the series Classical Homeschooling Yesterday, I discussed one of the biggest challenges to a classical education: practicality. We’re going to take this on in two parts. First: Defining Terms. The traditional liberal arts are grammar, logic, and rhetoric. These three represent what’s called the Trivium, or…

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The Challenge

If you’re considering giving your children a classical educaction at home, you might as well be aware of the challenges you’ll face. This may be depressing, but read on homeschooling mama:

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