Homeschooling is the frontier, the heroic battle, the society-building of this age. Just as hard as these, homeschooling absorbs my time, talents, and treasure. My children are the only legacy I will leave, probably. But more than this, I delight in the opportunity I have to finally get the education I missed! By teaching the kids at home I am educating two generations at the same time.

I used to can what we grew in the garden, make all my own bread, and to clean the house on a regular schedule. I miss these, but they fell by the wayside. Not only am I teaching my own, but I am a Challenge B tutor for Classical Conversations. That means I teach 13-15 year old students in seminar once a week: Algebra, Latin, Logic, Literature, Debate and Science. Preparing for the 6 hour day of instruction on top of teaching my own and keeping house keeps me moving.

Letter’s from Heart’s Content was created to give me a venue for publishing once a week. Since I teach writing, I knew I should use the tools myself and write, even though my schedule is full. Writing is how to learn to write. It is cheaper than taking a writing course!

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  1. “Writing is how to learn to write. It is cheaper than taking a writing course!”
    So true!

    • True, isn’t it? Forcing ourselves to write for publication–which is what we do when we presume to keep a blog–takes our writing to a new level. We cannot be sloppy! We have to choose our words carefully while working within time constraints. We learn to be efficient and concise.

      Thanks for your company, Amirah.

    • Yep. Where to you live?

  2. Vermont. You? Near Joshua trees, evidently! Saw the video. Very impressive!

  3. Martha Bildt says:

    I am in my sixth year of tutoring Essentials and I love your heart for education and for the Lord, so I am writing in reference to your article in CC’s Writer’s Circle entitled Five Ways To Give Thanks for 1000 Gifts in which you recommend Ann Voskamp’s book. I’m concerned about the infiltration of the New Age into the church, an area in which I have personal experience.  Ann Voskamp’s book is a good example of Christian New Age Teaching, which is very dangerous.   Here is a link to a credible, Bible-centered, well-researched website which gives more details:
    I humbly ask you to read it. God richly bless you and all of us as we continue to discern The Truth. Martha Bildt

    • Hi Martha,

      Thank you for writing and for your kind words. I’ll read the critique of Ann Voskamp’s book when I get home from community day tomorrow. I’m sure there is good criticism there, for certainly no work is pure and this one is certainly not mainstream! I don’t find everything she writes to my taste and some of what she says raises my eyebrows. But one thing Classical Conversations has done for me is teach me how to handle an idea without being taken in, and have a conversation with it. Perhaps there are new Christians who will be misled by this book but the mature ones, no. We can all take to heart the message to give thanks to God in and for all things–that’s for sure!

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