Top 5 Guest Posts from 2014

    My friends are the best. They've shared so much into my life and I've been blessed to have them share with y'all. From what you've shared with me, they've blessed you too.  Counting down, here are the top 5 guest posts from 2014 --   #5 A Day in the Life - Largent Family  This post by my pastor's wife and all-around great … [Read more...]


Let Them Feast

  Do you find yourself reading aloud a portion of a great story and then pausing to ask your children, "What do you think?" or "Was that right or wrong to do?" I certainly have been known to do so! Especially when I find myself reading an older book from a time when things were perhaps spoken about or handled differently than we would today. … [Read more...]


Being Part of A Community

I love my CC community. Lots of great families with moms I adore and kids who are great. I LOVE doing life with these families. I can honestly tell you they're like family, a different expression of the body of Christ to us. We don't just share interests, we share values. We're not just homeschooling, we're training. We're not just talking, we're … [Read more...]


A Day in the Life – Strite Family

You know what's funny about this A Day in the Life post? I don't technically know the Strite family, as we've only met recently through e-mail. A mutual friend, who is college friends with Lisa, introduced us knowing that we'd share the CC connection and that Lisa might be interested in sharing her family's "day in the life" here. Well, I'm so glad … [Read more...]

CC Cycle 3: Week One

Cycle 3: Week 1

Each week, I'll post a fun idea or two related to the CC Cycle 3 memory work. In the past, I posted an idea for each subject, each week. But, it was a bit of overkill - at least for us and the time we have. I'm keeping it simpler this year.  If you're keeping it classical, remember, the first goal is to memorize the memory work for each subject. … [Read more...]


What is a Classical Notebook?

  I shared with you the set-up for our classical notebooks this year, but I realized I may have been jumping ahead.  I'd like to take us a few steps back and explain what notebooking is by answering some common questions about notebooking.   What is notebooking? Notebooking is essentially a way for students to document and collect … [Read more...]


Scheduling Our Year 2014-2015

  When scheduling our year of homeschooling, I consider two parts: 1. a daily order and 2. a yearly plan. Because I think of our daily schedule as more or less an order for our day rather than a strict time schedule, I like to keep it simple. Well, generally speaking I like to keep things simple. :) I do write with times though, because it … [Read more...]

Our Curriculum Choices 2014-2015

Our Curriculum Choices 2014-2015

  Guess what? Our curriculum choices for this year are pretty much the same as last year. After researching, thinking, and praying, we have found things that work with our family and our goals for homeschooling.  Plus sticking with what works is just one of the ways I keep our homeschool simple. Bonus? I think my guys rather appreciate the … [Read more...]


Answering Your Questions about Classical Conversations

  Today I thought I'd try to answer some common questions I hear people asking about Classical Conversations.  I'll do my best to answer them here and please comment below if you have more questions you would like to see me include! Is CC a co-op? Along these same lines, Is CC a drop-off program?  No, it's a community. From the CC website, … [Read more...]