How do we homeschool?

I am a mom of five surprised and blessed by God's plan for us to homeschool. He's leading the way & I'm learning! Our family meets with our CC community once a week and we bring our CC memory work home throughout the week in a few ways and do it all classically - with a touch of Charlotte Mason thrown in. Join me here to see what we're learning & how we're doing it!


Linky Love 2

  This concept makes me smile. I hope the documentary will be as good as I imagine it to be.   Is safety dangerous? How can we challenge young minds in the age of political correctness?   Add this to the list of things I didn’t give much thought to until becoming a parent. Now every summer I review the signs.… Read more →


Why I Stopped Folding Laundry

  I am all about efficiency around the home. I like things done well, but quickly. I joke with my Six Sigma trained husband that I’m the real Six Sigma expert around here. (Maybe you’re asking, “What is Six Sigma?” Definition by Wikipedia: a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. My husband uses it in business.) I’m totally… Read more →


How To Study Science Without Really Trying

  Because I have a love of books and a desire for my children to learn, I’ve made a habit of purchasing the best reference books I can find and placing them around our home. As a result, I’ve stumbled upon how to study science without really trying. At least one or two of these great books are opened by… Read more →


What is Classical Conversations?

  If you’re considering or are new to CC, I know from experience it can be a confusing time. So, I’m sharing some posts I think will offer helpful information and make it easier for you to find the answers to, “What is Classical Conversations?”.   Considering Classical Conversations? Start Here! This post explains the programs of CC, community day, and… Read more →


Our Plans for Summer Learning 2015

I’m a find what works and stick with it kind of girl, so it might not surprise you to know much of our summer plans are the same as last year. And our goal is most definitely the same: We’re taking a summer break without taking a brain break. All that said, here’s what this summer looks like for us… Read more →


The Conversation: Challenging Your Student with a Classical Education

    Over the past couple weeks, I had the great opportunity to read a preview copy of The Conversation by Leigh Bortins. I really don’t think I’m overstating when I unequivocally tell you, you should read this book! In the grammar stage with your littles? Read this book – it will fuel your excitement for the future! In the… Read more →

Need a Blog Makeover?

  I have big dreams and ideas about how this blog would look and function, but unfortunately not enough knowledge or time to get it done. That’s why I was so excited to see this offer from Blogelina. Does your blog need a makeover? Follow this link to check it out for yourself —   And Happy Mother’s Day!! Read more →

Animal Blogger

Caracal vs. Warthog: Who Would Win In A Fight?

  Kyle’s back with a new post on animals! In case you missed the first one, visit here to learn the whats and whys of my son contributing to the blog. Today he’ll be answering, Caracal vs. Warthog: Who would win in a fight?  ((Dunn, dunn, dunnnnnnn!!)) 😉   Here are some things you should know first. A caracal is… Read more →


Linky Love

  A little portion of my day is spent reading meaningful (or fun or interesting) articles online. I thought I’d share my recent favorites with you —   The Math Ceiling: Where’s Your Cognitive Breaking Point? This article is giving me food for thought just as my boys are beginning to hit math that doesn’t just come easily to them. Since I’m… Read more →