Help! I am a homeschool dad. What do I do?

Everyone, please welcome Seth to the blog today! Seth is a CC dad of 4 and also a self-proclaimed math and science geek.  He enjoys being outside hiking, playing disc golf, and generally enjoying God's creation.  He and his wife blog together at   "Homeschooling seems like a lot of work, but I will be off at my job … [Read more...]

Create A Lifestyle of Learning With Books

Friends, please welcome my friend and fellow CC mom, Becki Hogan, back to the blog today.  Becki is an avid reader and enthusiastic learner.  In their home, Becki and her husband Seth have created a lifestyle of learning that I find infectious! Want to know more? Start here with how they use books in promotion of that lifestyle. We love … [Read more...]

Don’t Work Too Hard at Intentional Integration

Book lists, lesson plans, and projects are all great to have on file ready for when you or your littles want to dive into a specific topic you've been learning about through the memory work.  But, one of the great things about classical education, is that you don't have to spend time intentionally creating or drafting plans around a subject. … [Read more...]

Are We Doing This Again Next Year? How Not to Quit Homeschooling!

This seems to be the time of year when the questions begin. Are we homeschooling again next year? Should we switch some things we're doing? Or all the things we're doing? Am I doing enough as their teacher? How much did they really learn this year? Let me ask you a question that should quiet the rest. Why are you homeschooling? Don't know why? … [Read more...]

The Accidental Lessons I Teach Them While Trying To Teach Them

I just got mad at my boys for interrupting while I was trying to teach another of my littles something.  Their interruption was a distraction to everyone and frustrating to me.  I was up against nap time and really wanted to finish quickly.  Several minutes later and two of my littles are reading.  Well, one was reading and the … [Read more...]

2 Ways We Spend Quality One-on-One Time With Our Littles

You'd think with all the time I'm spending at home with my littles, it wouldn't be hard to find quality one-on-one time with each of them.  But, it is!  The group dynamic of family shows them in a different light then them alone.  The quiet one isn't as easily heard, the oldest too often needs to be the mature, responsible … [Read more...]

In My Weakness

Being sick and exhausted through these beginning weeks of pregnancy has not only been an experience in physical weakness, but also mental weakness for me.  Feeling badly has given me moments of serious discouragement.  I simply love to do and being mostly immobile and inactive has been very hard for me.  At times the sickness was … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Through Sickness

As many of you now know, we are expecting our fifth this summer.  Yay! :) As amazingly lovely as babies are, pregnancy can be just as strongly terrible for me.  At least in the beginning…and then again a little at the end.  :/  Besides being a physical battle for me to remain upright (I'll spare you the gory details), it is also … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life – Largents

  Hi, my name is Julie Largent. I’m a Midwestern girl who has been planted in the Northeast. I have been married to Gibson for 15 years. He is a pastor/church planter here in PA. We are Oklahoma Sooner fans, but for some reason can’t seem to find many others in this area who share our passion. The Lord has blessed us with 4 beautiful, funny, and … [Read more...]

The One Question I Ask All Homeschool Graduates

"Would you homeschool your children?" That's it.  That's the question I ask every homeschool graduate I meet.  Aren't you curious? I kind of hold my breath a little waiting for their answer, because I'm never quite sure what they'll say.  But, I think it's the perfect question to ask and the answer tells you just about everything you … [Read more...]