The First Day of Classical Conversations!

We are still fairly new to Classical Conversations as this is only our second year participating. I now have two of my kids in classes with my youngest still in the nursery. We are in the Foundations program. Foundations is built for children from preschool to 6th grade. Essentials is for kids from 4th to… Continue reading The First Day of Classical Conversations!

Convictions and Culture, Homeschooling

Dear Teachers… {an open letter from a new homeschool mom}

Dear teachers, Teaching is no joke. I've only just begun the formal education process with my own kids and I already realize this. Now, of course, there are major differences between homeschooling and education in a public or private facility. However, there are enough similarities that I feel I can now empathize with just a… Continue reading Dear Teachers… {an open letter from a new homeschool mom}


Day 1 & 2 of Homeschool!

We did our first day of school yesterday! It went really well considering it was the first time in a LONG time that we've sat down for some real structured learning. I decided to start early and slow (only doing Math and reading curriculum) so that we can simply develop a habit/routine of doing those… Continue reading Day 1 & 2 of Homeschool!


Take this map, and go.

χάρτης Academy The above word is a Greek word. My husband used his Logos Bible Software to find out it's a word that is actually not found in the New Testament at all. Even still, we like the word for naming our homeschool. Spelling it in English is supposed to be Chártis but to make things… Continue reading Take this map, and go.

Convictions and Culture, DIY, Homemaking, Homeschooling, minimalism

A Little Announcement {I Freaked Out Today.} MESS=STRESS

Lately, I've been trying to focus on having better home maintenance. What I mean is keeping things tidy on a regular basis. I have to be real here and tell you that I am not good at this! I never have been. I do not like cleaning or picking up. Part of me does love… Continue reading A Little Announcement {I Freaked Out Today.} MESS=STRESS

Confessions of a pastors wife, Homeschooling, Ministry, Motherhood, Testimony

I am Nobody Special

Yep, I'm a mom. I'm a stay-at-home mom (SAHM). I'm a h.o.m.e.s.c.h.o.o.l.i.n.g. mom. I'm also a Pastor's Wife: newbie (under 5 years) pastor's wife. Every time I say or write these "labels" I experience a dichotomy. In one sense, I feel a host of mostly negative emotions. There are SO many stereotypes attached to these labels and… Continue reading I am Nobody Special


My Soft Start Approach to Homeschooling for Kindergarten

There are many reasons why for my family we decided to start homeschooling. I won't get into all those reasons now, I'll save that for another post. But now that we are winding down the school year and I have started preparing for next year I wanted to take some time to reflect on what… Continue reading My Soft Start Approach to Homeschooling for Kindergarten