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...]

Talking Out Loud Less

I want to say in the simplest way possible the lesson that God has been teaching me lately. I'll start at the beginning. I'm a talker…as in, I talk a lot. When I'm happy, sad, excited, nervous, angry, joyful, unsure, thinking…..I talk. You'll usually only find me quiet when I'm tired or overwhelmed or really into what I'm reading. My children, who … [Read more...]

200th Anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner

Did you know September 13, 2014, marks the 200 year anniversary of the writing of The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key? I didn't! Until the mother/son team over at Classical Composers Monthly sent me the link to the free resource they're offering all about our national anthem. Follow the link to find a curated collection of short videos, … [Read more...]

Homeschooling With a Preschooler (or Two) in the House

  And this picture pretty much perfectly describes homeschooling with a preschooler in the house. This was us last year. My daughter would climb onto the schoolroom table and try to gather up as many pencils, erasers, etc as she could. I snapped this picture, because in this moment it was so, so funny to me. Despite the ridiculous distraction … [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...]

Exploring the Core of Classical Education

New to classical education? Or interested in learning more? Follow along as Jennifer Courtney from Classical Conversations Writers Circle shares with us the core of classical education. You can see her other posts here, here, and here.Why do we need classical education? What makes it different from modern education?1. Classical education … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas

Luke 2:11 "For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." Praising God the Father for the gift of His son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, today and every day. Merry Christmas! … [Read more...]