You’re a homeschool mama with a heart for her children. You’re seeking delight in your homeschool, but you’re never quite sure where to find it.
Is it hiding in that new curriculum everyone is talking about?
Or at the co-op downtown?
Or is it just an elusive nymph that only the privileged few ever behold?
This is a place for you to find true delight for your homeschool. The kind of delight that comes when your children know that they really know something.
A place you can come to when things aren’t clear, or when the tears are piling up on a math page.
A place where you’ll be encouraged to do the next right thing — and where you’ll find ideas to make that next step possible.
- To try anything that promised to transform our days from chaos and tears to peace and joy
- To wonder if I was expecting too much or too little
- To be afraid of killing my children’s love for learning
But that fear was a self-fulfilling prophecy. It kept me from being confident in my decisions, and it kept my children bouncing from one curriculum to another.
My children have one word to describe those years: mayhem.
Five years ago, as I searched yet again for our way forward, I found these words:
[We educate] children in the truest and fullest sense of by giving them the necessary tools of learning and by fostering wonder and love for all that is genuinely true, good, and beautiful…we seek to incorporate our [children] into the wisdom of two thousand years of Catholic thought, history, culture, and arts so that they might understand themselves and their world in the light of the truth and acquire the character to live happy and integrated lives in the service of God and others.
[Our] aim is twofold: first, to communicate a certain body of knowledge; and second, to cultivate a certain kind of person, to develop as far as possible what is uniquely human in him, and so to equip him with the skills, habits, and aptitudes necessary to embrace truth and to become the person he was truly created be. – The Educational Plan of St. Jerome Academy, Hyattsville, MD
And our lives have never been the same.
With seven children, a family business — and some special needs in the mix — we still have “those” days (or weeks!); but our school is more peaceful than I ever thought possible, and my children have discovered true delight.
I pray this place helps your family find the same.
Some of my articles & presentations:
Beautiful Bookends, Simply Classical Journal, Winter 2019
Organized for Life, 2018 Sodalitas Gathering, co-presenter with Cheryl Swope