The Angel Said Do Not Fear Me

This post contains affiliate links – using the affiliate links on this and other pages on my blog helps me keep my site going and our homeschool running happily – We Thank You!   My daughter loves angels. There are loads of reasons for this but the upshot is that she has thought and …

Fairy Tales, Culture, and Us

Fairy tales and fables are fundamental to our character. Nearly every parent on the planet reads or tells fables to their children. It is these stories that we use to impart our culture and moral code to the next generation. As we homeschool our children using a classical model, my …

Togetherness

Today I sat with my two, half-grown, children in the sunny dining room. And we painted, we cut, and we sang “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”. Together. I have done art and craft projects every chance I can get with my children ever since they were toddlers. Once we …

Dawn to Decadence

The kids and I sit down each Thursday morning to read a chapter of “From Dawn To Decadence” by Jacques Barzun. This is a unique book. Mr. Barzun’s writing style reflects his native language and so is interesting for my kids to hear, his word choice stretches my kids’ (and …

Advice From a Dead Composer

“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into it’s secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.” – Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven’s words really touch my soul. Perhaps it is no surprise that my children love music. I live to be creative, especially with music. …