Humility and Doxology

Mystie Winckler Homemaking Homeschooling Interview

Vision, Attitudes, and Expectations: Faithful, Repentant Homemaking and Homeschooling (a conversation with Mystie Winckler)

Sometimes the hardest part of homeschooling isn’t actually the “school” part. Sometimes our biggest challenge is adjusting our attitudes (and expectations) when it comes to our parenting and our homemaking. Mystie Winckler, a 2nd-generation homeschooling mom of 5 like me, shared some important mindset shifts that will enable us to faithfully pursue our vocations. This …

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Missy Andrews Center for Lit My Divine Comedy interview

Identity, Grace, and a Literary Life (video interview with Missy Andrews from Center for Lit)

I’ve often wished I could have Missy Andrews from Center for Lit over for coffee and a chat in my living room. The realities of geography, alas, preclude that. But this conversation is the next best thing. If you’ve struggled with your identity as a homeschool mom, if you’ve wondered how to incorporate literary analysis …

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Repentance and Discipleship in Education Dr. George Grant video Interview

Repentance and Discipleship in Christian Classical Education (a video interview with Dr. George Grant)

What if you viewed Christian classical education through the lens of repentance and discipleship? What if you sought to infuse all of life and, indeed, all of education with a Biblical perspective? Those were just a few of the topics at the heart of my recent conversation with Dr. George Grant. Watch the video, read …

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Virtue building in homeschool?

Homeschool is Not a Vending Machine: why I don’t use curriculum, books, and memory work to grow my children’s virtue

“My daughter is really struggling with lying; can you recommend good fiction books I can have her read to fix that?” “My son struggles with self-control; do you know a good unit study that could help?” “This read-aloud/poem/memory work/curriculum is really great at forming virtue in your children.” These are the types of comments and …

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multi-age morning time plans fall 2019

Morning Time Plans (Fall 2019): adjusting expectations to meet the needs of a wide age range

It gets trickier to plan for morning time when you have a wide range of ages.  Wake-up times vary from the pre-dawn energy of the 4-year-old to the sluggish morning brain of the teen.  And that doesn’t even consider the differing needs and interests that span the grades. Yet having a time for shared memories …

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Ordinary Homeschool Planning and Gospel Hope

Ordinary Homeschool Planning: sometimes crazy, often simple, still beautiful

Planning for next year’s curriculum and schedule looks a lot like piles of books and papers scattered in semi-organized chaos across the corner of my bedroom.  My intention was, eventually, to craft a beautiful and photogenic display.  I’m an (accidental) homeschool blogger, after all.  I think that’s part of the job description. Yeah.  Um.  That …

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