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 […]

On finding your homeschool groove

On finding your homeschool groove

Our homeschool year is off to a fantastic start, and it’s enough to stop me in my tracks several times a day with thankfulness and joy. I’m not telling you this to gloat; I’m telling you because it wasn’t that long ago that we seriously considered other options and almost threw in the towel altogether. Sean […]

My stress-free homeschool planning method

Homeschool Checklists

As the new school year kicks off, there’s been a lot of talk about homeschool planning in my circles, both online and locally, and I realized I’ve never really shared my stress-free planning method. You see, I used to sit down once a week and lesson plan: deciding which lessons would be taught which days, how […]

What I really want my kids to learn this year

What I Really Want My Kids to Learn This Year

Okay, girls, it’s almost here. The new school year. And it’s going to be a busy one. All four of you will be in school this year (and Jackson will be into everything!). We’ll be learning about American History — about the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War, the Underground Railroad and Civil Rights, each […]

Why Memorization Gets a Bad Rap in Modern Education

Why Memorization Gets a Bad Rap in Modern Education

It’s inevitable. Anytime I read about the problem with modern education or any type of educational reform, there’s a line slipped in among the rest that basically says there’s no need/benefit/joy in rote memorization. It’s rarely the focus and is often the only reference to memorization in the entire article, and it gets me worked […]