Rain and Thundercakes

Today is the first rain of the season for us. It has been so dry for so long enough that it may as well be a national holiday as far as my kids are concerned. This is the perfect day for a Thundercake. When my kids were little the Hub …

Watching Chesterton

The kids and I ran across a wonderful lecture on youtube given by an actor (John Chalberg) portraying G.K. Chesteron. It is a wonderful view into the thoughts and nature of Chesterton and a great listen for homeschoolers on a summer afternoon. Share With Your Friends28

An Education In The Library

You know that you are a homeschooling family when you show up to the library parking area on a day that the staff are restricting traffic to patrons only due to a nearby sports event and as you reach into your purse to show your library card to the attendant, …

The Aeneid, Norse Myths, And Context

Each week teaching and learning alongside my children, I am reminded that there is no way to understand or take lessons from what we learn without understanding the context. This week they learned about several paintings created during the Renaissance which describe stories from The Aeneid. It is amazing to …

Canterbury Fun

This week we read Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The kids loved it so much that every brief interlude during the day the call came, “Mommy, please read more!” They laughed through the Miller’s tale so loudly that I had to take several breaks to let the mirth subside so they …