October Feast Days

I know things have been quiet around here lately.  We’ve made some changes to the way we’re going to school in the early years, and I’m excited to talk about it.  But life is busy right now, so it has to wait. Thank you all so much for the positive feedback on the September Feast ...

Week 0 Summary

29. August 2016 Homeschooling 1
Even though we punted for our first week of school, I’m calling this Week 0. We needed this time to get our head in the game. It’s not easy for a 5-year-old to go from “no-school” to “school” when she’s still at home and her teacher is Mom. We had some successes. We dropped some balls. And I continued to ...

September Feast Days

I’ve mentioned before one of my goals in homeschooling is to weave the liturgical calendar into our daily lives.  I want our family to breathe the life of the Church. Inhaling remembrance and mysteries; exhaling thanksgiving and affirmation In the midst of our messy firstpractice week of school , I talked to my hubby about what I ...

Hitting the RESET Button

22. August 2016 Homeschooling 4
School in our area started last Monday.  So, when drafting our school calendar, I planned to start last Monday, too.  Why? Because everyone else was doing it! We did all the first day things. We took pictures. We celebrated the German tradition of Schultütes.   We even did some actual schoolwork. And then it all ...

Putting the Pieces Together: our 2016-2017 Plans

21. August 2016 Homeschooling 3
  This is technically our second year of homeschooling.  Georgiana (not her real name) is 5 and entering Kindergarten, but 4-year-olds in our area regularly attend full-time Pre K.  Last year, I didn’t feel my girl was ready for that intense jolt into institutional education.  And I’m sure I wasn’t either.  My best friend wisely counseled, “You’ve always been ...

The Pattern of a Virtuous Life

05. August 2016 Liturgical Life 2
Wisdom.  The Word of God is replete with the concept.  The Old Testament contains a book bearing that title.  King Solomon treasured wisdom above all other divine blessings.   Salvation history teaches us that the pursuit of wisdom is continually pleasing to God. Yet, a great divide exists between the desire for wisdom and its acquisition.  Our hearts are stirred towards the ...