What’s your rule of six {or seven}?

In our homeschool, we... #RARruleof6

Sarah Mackenzie is quickly becoming a household name among homeschoolers, and for good reason…despite the fact that she’s still in the thick of homeschooling (and raising toddlers!), she teaches with wisdom, humility, and joy and inspires us to “teach from rest” by her words and example. I’ve been a member of her Read Aloud Revival membership site […]

Weekend reading: May 28, 2016

Brothers playing on the beach

From Instagram: One last trip to the beach. We spent the first half of this past week at a Classical Conversations practicum in Boynton Beach, Florida, and the south Florida communities were so kind and welcoming. As we talk about moving to a new area within a couple of years, it gave me hope for being able to connect […]

Remember, Classical Conversations is just ONE option

Classical Conversations

We spent our week at a 3-day Classical Conversations practicum, so I’m thinking a lot about the decisions we make for our children’s education and our vision for the future. I’ll share more about that in the coming weeks, but today I’m revisiting this post because I think it’s an important one!  At this point, our family plans […]

What is a classical Christian education?


Each summer we attend a Classical Conversations practicum, where my vision for our homeschool is strengthened, our kids get to do a fun academic camp, and I participate in training for my role as an Essentials tutor. This year we’re participating in a practicum close to my mom’s, and I’ve updated this post from a […]

Weekend reading: May 21, 2016

Visiting Loggerhead Marinelife Center

From Instagram: Learning about loggerhead rescue and rehabilitation {and melting in the heat!}. Well, I had the best intentions of getting back to my regular blogging schedule this week…and then the baby got roseola. After a few days of fever and fussiness, I was just too far behind to make it happen. But it IS coming (with […]

Weekend reading: May 14, 2016

Enjoying the beach

From Instagram: {Most of} my people. After a whirlwind few months, we packed up the car the first week of May, making the 18-hour drive to my parents’ new house in Florida. Although we usually drive straight through, we decided to stop halfway and stay in a KOA cabin, which made the trip much more bearable with […]