We Are Not Lost

Last night we went to a you-sing-it-Messiah. It was different from most as there were no professional soloists. The audience was sprinkled with members of a symphonic choir to help us all to stay with our chosen part, and the only rule was that we were asked to sing in …

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 …

The Magic of a Logic Mentor

Mentoring a child is an old idea. It is what has happened in villages and communities for centuries and centuries. Children would learn from the older generations. It was the logical way to pass information from generation to generation. They would learn history and perhaps a trade or a skill, …

History and Music Together

My kids love Horrible Histories thanks to a friendship with a family from England. And thanks to Horrible Histories (the books and the videos), my kids know their Western Civilization better than they know the way to our local library (which is saying something if you knew how often we …

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