Show & Tell
Educating a child’s mind is the ultimate goal in de- veloping a lifetime love for learning by means of experiences. Education is not merely grasping concepts forced into the brain to dissipate shortly
after the information has been regurgitated through quick
ways of testing.
Our home education journey was a choice we originally made so we could continue pursuing our “Eclectic/
Charlotte Mason” style of parenting. With a more relaxed approach to education that includes our world
view convictions, and tailoring specific subjects to each
child, our homeschooling venture has had many opportunities to pinpoint areas of success and weakness. Yet
through each hardship we have learned to endure, persevere, and pursue deep character development found
only in our family unit.
I personally never expected to make it past a few years of
homeschooling with my first child. Yet, here I am six years
later with the responsibility of currently educating a fifth
grader, a second grader, a kindergartener, and a baby who
Our consistent, structured routine “most days” happens from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, and
Thursday. We have a lunch break around noon, followed
by a “brain-break,” which consists of outside time or free
play, and then we complete our day with any unfinished
Choices, Challenges, and Faith
My philosophy of education is
simple—to apply the knowledge
learned in books with an
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