Geography Adventures: Letters From Afar

They love checking the mailbox, those girls of mine. They have three magazine subscriptions: one free, one gifted, and one from us. They receive birthday cards and postcards from summer camp. And they have Letters From Afar. Out of all the mail they get, the little brown envelopes from Letters From Afar elicit the most … Continue reading Geography Adventures: Letters From Afar

What is Eclectic Homeschooling?

Charlotte Mason, classical, unschooling, school-at-home, Montessori, Waldorf, Thomas Jefferson education—if you are new to home education, it won't take you long to discover that there are a myriad of homeschooling philosophies. There are tests to determine where you fit and there are workshops, curriculum and conferences to cater to each method. But what if you don't … Continue reading What is Eclectic Homeschooling?

The Quiet Art of Morning Time

They gather around the table, these three girls of mine. It's the thing that pulls us together in the morning—a spread of mismatched china plates, usually bearing artfully arranged finger foods. There is always some sort of fruit, and often there are cucumber slices and carrots, crackers and cheese, kielbasa and treats. Sometimes I gently … Continue reading The Quiet Art of Morning Time