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A Typical Week in Foundations



The spine for my son's homeschool is the Classical Conversations' Foundations program.

I have heard criticism that CC can RESTRICT a homeschool, but I have found that it actually  gives me a guide and a jumping off point for further learning. It frees ME up to spend my time on other things that are important to our family.

If you aren't familiar with Foundations, our kids memorize facts each week -- 6 facts to be exact -- in the areas of Math, History, Latin, English Grammar, Science, and Timeline. 

Our children also receive Fine Arts (artists, musicians, playing the tin whistle) instruction that we can expand upon during the week. 

This works well for our family, and I appreciate how well integrated the memory facts are, and how everything eventually ties together in the Challenge years.

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Homeschooling an 8th Grader: An Honest Look at Challenge B


One of the great benefits of homeschooling is the education parents can receive - most often an education very unlike the one they received when THEY were young. 

It is an HONOR to learn alongside my daughter this year in Classical Conversations Challenge B as she tackles ideas and subjects that truly do CHALLENGE her. 

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Homeschool Moms: Are We Equipped to Handle the Hard?



I've been wondering -- am I TRULY equipped to handle the hard things of life as they come? 

For example:  homeschooling a high schooler is a joy (but it's hard!)

You know what else is hard?

Being a mom who ENJOYS her children instead of just merely educating and caring for them. 

(and while we're at it - being a Godly wife is hard, too)

Homeschooling has been the altar I have sacrificed a lot of things upon. 

And that must end.

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